8,399 U.S. adults were questioned between 2007 and 2010 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Only 9 percent, 753 participants, ate at least one small apple day. The conclusion is important: the apple eaters did appear to be significantly more likely to avoid prescription medications. This does have some scientific basis even is not a typical scientific hypothesis. “The best way to get the nutritional benefits of apples is by consuming one medium-sized apple per day,” Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, said in an interview. Apples have already previously been linked to a reduced risk several forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Red and processed meat, fast food and low in plant foods should be evited.