Apples have tons of beneficial substances, such as vitamin C, anthocyanins, glutathione, quercetin, rutin, and numerous phytochemicals that may help prevent heart disease and certain cancers. They also contain pectin a type of soluble fiber that may help to lower artery-damaging LDL cholesterol. To reap the benefits of vitamin C, eat apples uncooked and for pectin, it’s best to eat them cooked. If it’s insoluble fiber uptake you are looking for, be sure to consume the apple skin and purchase organic apples if you’re concerned about pesticides. They are so many varieties available on the market today the choices are endless. This is one snack idea you don’t want to miss out on.