Apples are the main source of flavonoids in the Western diet and they are rich in vitamin C. Granny Smith apples are particularly high in the flavonoids cyanidin and epicatechin. Vitamin C and flavonoids act as antioxidants in your system and neutralize harmful free radicals. Powerful antioxidants from Granny Smith apples lessen your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Toss Granny Smith apples into salads or stir them into your porridge at breakfast. Caramelize chopped Granny Smith apples with a touch of butter and cinnamon to make a warm topping.