In the article "What Are the Top 10 Healthy Foods?" published in Medical News Today, apples were ranked first.
Apples are packed with vitamin C and vitamin E. Only one apple provides 25% of daily recommended intake of vitamin C. They are very rich source of important antioxidants, dietary fiber and flavonoids. Antioxidants from apples help reduce the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.
Apples help in weight loss, since an apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium. One study in Brazil showed that eating an apple before a meal helped women to lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t consume apple before a meal.