A recent meta-analysis of studies prospectively looked at fruit and vegetable intake and linking it to stroke outcomes. Over 760,000 subjects were evaluated in this analysis. There was an inverse correlation between fruit and vegetable consumption and stroke. There was a linear dose-response relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and stroke outcomes. Fruit consumption decreased strokes by 32% and vegetables decreased strokes by 11% for every 200 grams of fruits and vegetables that were consumed. This study supports the recommendation of heart healthy diet of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. So, in essence an apple does keep the doctor away! Come visit our office for additional information on how to stay heart healthy.