I wonder when the last fruit trees departed from Grove Street in Oakland, CA; the city could stand for a return of those peaceful entities, esp. on Martin Luther King Blvd.
And, don't forget the seeds.
Eating apples every day really IS good for your health, scientists say
Eating apples every day was associated with healthier cholesterol levels and other markers of good heart health, according to a small study.
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2011, 12:06 p.m.
Researchers from Florida State University decided to put apples to the test because the fruit contains pectin, which improves the body’s ability to metabolize fat, and polyphenols, which dials back production of inflammatory molecules. At least, those effects had been demonstrated in animals. Now they have some preliminary data that the same might be true in people.
The next step, the researchers said in a statement, is to expand the study to women across the country to test whether the old adage holds up.
And it IS an old adage. According to this website on the history of popular phrases, idioms and expressions, the idea that eating an apple a day could keep the doctor away can be traced to Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales. Nearly 150 years ago, a Welsh magazine called “Notes and Queries” published a longer version of the famous rhyme:
Eat an apple on going to bed
And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.
The results of the preliminary research were presented in a poster session Tuesday at the Experimental Biology 2011 conference in Washington, D.C.
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