Eating more fruit, especially apples, is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, both stroke and heart attack and all-cause mortality. When the analysis is broken down to look at the type of fruit consumed, apples and pears, citrus
fruits and grapes appear to be consistently protective: citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and apples, pears and grapes are much richer in polyphenols (compounds that have antioxidant and other potential health promoting effects)