We all know apples are good for us for many different reasons. There's the quercetin that can protect brain cells from tissue-damaging free radicals, one average apple contains 16% of your daily fiber requirement, etc. But a study published last year by Wageningen University in the Netherlands, shows that white-fleshed fruits (apples and pears are the best examples given) may help reduce your risk of having a stroke by around 50%! Now that is good news. What a tasty way to cut your risk of stoke. Just another reason to make sure you are eating these tasty fruits.