"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with. As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a "miracle food". In fact, apples were ranked first in Medical News Today's featured article about the top 10 healthy foods. Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids , and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.