Apples offer numerous heart-related benefits. This fruit is known to be a top source of soluble fiber. The skin of this well-loved fruit is rich in antioxidant flavonoids such as anthocyanin and quercitin which are both linked to several cardio-protective effects in the body. According to study, consuming about 75 grams of a dried apple a day will help reduce the total cholesterol level of the body to about 9% after three months. The percentage further increases to 13% after six months of regular consumption of apple.