Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Studies suggest that apples may protect against osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Apples may help prevent lung, breast, colon and liver cancer. Apples have been shown to lower cholesterol, help manage diabetes,and help with weight loss.
Some studies have also shown that pregnant women who include apples in their diet have a lower risk of giving birth to children who develop asthma. Also,studies suggest that apple juice may have a protective effect against wheezing in children.