Apples from 5 More Heart Healthy Foods (Slideshow)

5 More Heart Healthy Foods (Slideshow)

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In the Iowa Women’s Health Study, it was found that apples were associated with a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. This is due to the antioxidant compounds in apples that help prevent "bad" LDL cholesterol from building up as plaque in your arteries. Apples also contain pectin, a form of soluble fiber known to help lower cholesterol, and provide high amounts of another antioxidant, vitamin C.