Apples are the second highest fruit in antioxidant activity, and apple intake has been associated with lower risk of cancer , asthma and cardiovascular risk.
Apple intake may also help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and help with weight loss, according to a 2004 review article from Nutrition Journal.
Apples have been shown in some research studies to help resist oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which promotes cardiovascular health.
The inside of the apple has soluble fiber which can help lower cholesterol, and the outer layer of the apple has many vitamins and minerals.
Pecans and Greek yogurt add protein to this salad, and pecans have heart healthy omega 3 fatty acid.
Do you have a favorite low calorie apple recipe?