A study has shown that an apple a day leads to a 28% reduced risk of diabetes.
Apples are high in fiber and low in calories, providing a sufficient energy level and vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.
Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols, an important group of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect your cells from free radicals — harmful molecules that contribute to the development of chronic conditions, like heart disease and cancer.
They may also help improve heart health and lower cholesterol.
Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic. This means it feeds your gut microbiota, which is the good bacteria in your gut.
One medium 200-gram apple offers the following nutrients
Carbs: 28 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Vitamin C: 10% of the Daily Value (DV)
Copper: 6% of the DV
Potassium: 5% of the DV
Vitamin K: 4% of the DV