An apple a day really might keep the doctor away. A study of postmenopausal women found that those who ate two medium apples daily for a year had a 23% drop in LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
Eating two apples a day “does so much good in terms of cardiovascular health,” he says. Arjmandi is the director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging at Florida State University.
Any type of apple will do, as long as you eat them with the skin and choose the freshest fruit.