I’ve always heard that you can’t compare apples to oranges. Now usually that’s just a saying that applies to comparing two matters that are totally different. However, when it comes to nutrition, you might want to combine rather than compare your apples and oranges.
Both type of fruit are healthy choices, both supply much needed vitamins and nutrients and both are good for the heart. Depending on your own personal tastes, whether choosing apples of oranges, each is delicious and easy to eat for any meal at home or on the go.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
This is no myth. Eating an apple a day is a sweet way to eat healthy. Apples contain flavonoids, which are awesome antioxidants that zap free radicals and reduce inflammation. Reducing inflammation helps to guard your body from diseases and other illnesses.
As often as possible, eat the peeling of the apple too. Many of the nutrients in the apple are located in the peeling and it helps to add fiber too. Apples helps to break down foods in the digestive system and alleviates constipation.
Oranges are nature’s sunshine.
These citrus beauties remind me of a big ball of sunshine. So bright and pretty, a bowl of oranges makes a great table decoration. However, with their refreshingly sweet taste and bountiful health benefits, a bowl full usually doesn’t last long, at least not at my house.
A great source of vitamin C and potassium, the juice from the orange is an excellent way to start the day. Low in saturated fat, the citric acid aids in digestion and oranges are also high in fiber that’s why drinking orange juice is such a healthy breakfast juice.
Comparing apples to oranges, both are high in fiber and nutrients. Although each tastes different, they go great together in a fruit salad. However, because both are acidic, they usually need a non-citric food like bananas or honey melon to cut the effects of the citric acid. Low fat, low calories, low in sodium and low in calories, apples and oranges are the popular choice among many.