The old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is quite true. Researchers are consistently finding new benefits from the eating of apples.
Do a search with your Google or other search engine into health and nutrition of apples and you will be surprised at the outcome.
Apples on average contain 7mg/100g of Vitamin C but some cultivars like Calville Blanc d'Hiver, Golden Noble and Sturmer Pippin contain
up to four times the average.
An old doctor friend of mine who once worked at the famous Mayo Clinic in the USA often tells the story of the unhealthy fisherman who lived
on a diet of meat pies and beer. The fisherman came to his surgery because of the white lumps (cholesterol) that had developed under his skin.
After the second blood test (they did not believe the first test) the fisherman's cholesterol was found to be a life threatening reading of 90.
The Doc put his patient on a diet of nothing but apples, apple juice and cooked apples for a fortnight which brought the patient's cholesterol
down to an acceptable level - and no doubt saved his life.
I have had my own experience with apples and cholesterol when my medical GP prescribed horrible lipoid reduction tablets to reduce my
unhealthy cholesterol reading of 8.5. The drugs gave me constant muscle cramps and I mentioned it to my old doctor friend. He suggested
that I eat a green skinned apple every day like a Granny Smith or a Golden Delicious instead of taking the drugs. The outcome has been
that my average cholesterol reading is a healthy 4.5.