Apples are one of the best snack foods around, and it's the subject of one of the wives tales that every single one of our mothers have told us: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, this wives' tale isn't 100% true, but there is a bit of truth to the claim. First of all, the crunchy texture of apples is EXCELLENT for your teeth. You can prevent a lot of dental problems by eating at least one apple every day. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Source: silverbulletin.utopiasilver.com[/caption] A study published in Science Daily discovered that giving an apple a day to everyone over the age of 50 would prevent something like 8,500 deaths related to cardiovascular problems. A study done at the University of Ulster found that apples contain special phenols that can fight colorectal cancer, while a Cornell University study discovered the ability of apples to prevent breast cancer formation. While apples may not be a cure-all, they certainly can help to improve your health!