Which apples are healthiest? Red Delicious, of course. And here is why.

Updated: Jan 22

According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Red Delicious Apples are the healthiest option out there. These types of apples are higher in certain compounds (polyphenolic) that help improve the overall health of humans.

As we embrace the new year, leaving 2020 behind, if you are like most folks around the world, you are ready to help usher in a new beginning. This is the year - or is going to be - the year that 2020 failed to be. If you are like me, and you are facing down your forties, you are starting to realize that you cannot take your overall health and well-being for granted anymore.


Not at the level that you used to. Maybe you cannot relate, but for me, I am starting to notice my body changing, and not in a good way if I am being honest. Everything I eat these days seems to turn into fat almost immediately.


I have less energy. Bedtime for me is around 8 PM these days. Imagine that. Well, this is my life now. And I must do my best to adjust, and thrive in my new reality. A wise man once said, " Don't let it dominate you". So as part of my renewed sense of self-awareness when it comes to all things health, I have been looking into which types of fruits are the healthiest.


I figured since I hate eating fruit, should I start, I should eat the ones that are best for me. I have always been partial to apples, and since there are so many kinds, I wanted to know which is the best.



Apples, it turns out are among the healthiest types of fruit there is. In fact, Red Delicious apples are the best as far as their health benefits. Let me explain.


According to Medical News Today, most types of Apples play a vital role in helping to reduce the risk of cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and several other conditions. This is because apples are rich in vitamins and minerals, which as you know, are great for your overall health and help neutralize free radicals.


Radical Free Radicals


Free radicals are reactive molecules that can build up as a result of natural processes and environmental pressures. If too many free radicals accumulate in the body, they can cause oxidative stress, and this can lead to cell damage. This damage can contribute to a range of conditions, including cancer and diabetes.


Apples contain a range of antioxidants, including:


  • quercetin

  • catechin

  • phloridzin

  • chlorogenic acid



Red Delicious apples contain the highest concentration of these disease-fighting vitamins and minerals; and all the other vital substances that help keep you healthy and ready to face the new year.

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