Two recent British studies indicated that eating apples can help promote healthy lung function. A study of Welsh men indicated that people who ate at least five apples per week enjoyed healthy lung function.
In the Netherlands at the University of Groningen, apples were singled out as a fruit that promoted healthy lung function. Scientists believe antioxidants found in apples counter free radicals - oxygen’s damaging effects on the body.
— American Thoracic Society Meeting (May, 2001)
—Thorax (January, 2000)