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10 Reasons to Eat Apples

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We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but do we really know why? Truth be told, apples are good to the core for so many reasons. From dental health to cancer prevention, this fabulous fruit is truly a nutritional nosh that can improve health and stave off deadly diseases. 

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – and that’s a good thing for apple aficionados. Easily accessible, apples are naturally sweet treats that are available year-round and abundantly throughout America. They're chock-full of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients and are versatile enough to be included in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Of course, they're excellent when eaten as-is, and we have 10 reasons why apples should be a staple in your daily diet. 

10. Apples Can Improve Dental Health 

Did you know that when you bite into a crisp, crunchy apple, you're actually helping to clean your teeth? While an apple can't replace your toothbrush, it can help stimulate saliva production, which in turn, flushes out bacteria and food particles left behind from your last meal. This helps reduce tooth decay by removing harmful bacteria that can also cause bad breath and dull or stained teeth.