Apples and grapes contain anti-inflammatory compounds that help stop swelling of nasal passages. They help relieve diarrhea. And apples are rich in fiber.
Recent studies show that apples may improve brain health by promoting memory and learning and reduce oxidation cell damage in the brain. Apples rank among the top three fruits in total phenolic content, an important class of phytonutrients which reduce risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes.
The peels have the most antioxidants. Boy, when I think about how many apple peels I've thrown away! Now if I have to peel apples, I'll actually snack on them while I'm cooking. The dog loves them too.
Apples also contain silicon, which stimulates collagen production for healthy bones and great looking skin.