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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2673

Even eating a dozen apples will not keep this doctor away!

By S.H.Moulana

We know that apples have a good claim to promote health. They contain Vitamin C, which aids the immune system, and phenols, which reduce cholesterol.

They also reduce tooth decay by cleaning one’s teeth and killing off bacteria. It has also been suggested by Cornell University researchers that the quercetin found in apples protects brain cells against neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease.

Based on all these benefits the recognized expression ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ became popular all round the world.

An older saying goes as ‘Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread’.

Rebecca Romijn, American actress and fashion model once said: ‘Eating apples are good on so many levels.

There’s fiber in the skin of the apple that’s really good for you. It helps with digestion and helps you absorb all the nutrients of everything you’ve eaten that day. Apples are really good thing.’

I recall of a party of Lankan expatriates long time ago, in Riyadh, where the subject of apple came up for discussion and one participant emphasized the benefit of eating apple and quoted the popular saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’.

There was a learned engineer among us, who was responsible for providing employment for hundreds of Sri Lankans in Saudi Arabia, had a hearty laugh and said ‘even if I eat a dozen apples I can’t keep this doctor away!’ pointing at his wife who was a doctor and everyone burst out laughing!

We are sad that this couple who did such a lot for the Sri Lankan community in Saudi Arabia is no more among the living but fondly remembered by all.

And this incident is being recalled in almost every other party.

- Asian Tribune -

Even eating a dozen apples will not keep this doctor away!
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