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Apples Or Bananas: Which is Healthier?

This or that? Apples and Bananas are the two most favored fruits of the Indian diet but which one of them is a healthier choice? Let’s find it in this article.

Shubhi Singh
Apples and Bananas are one of the most healthiest fruits in Indian diet.
Apples and Bananas are one of the most healthiest fruits in Indian diet.

Originated in Central Asia, apples are now found all over the world. Currently, there are 7500 types of apples being cultivated across the world. Bananas, on the other hand, are considered one of the most harvested fruits worldwide. Indigenous to India and Southeast Asia, nowadays they are being cultivated all over the world.

Apples can be used for cooking, consuming raw, making compote, apple cider vinegar, and the apple cider alcoholic beverage. The most famous type of apple is the "red delicious”, which is full-flavored and sweet. It is usually consumed as a fruit. Some types of apples are also used to make apple cider.

Bananas can be used in various ways; they can be consumed raw, made into smoothies, and even used as an ingredient for baking.

Bananas that are cultivated today are different from wild-type bananas. Wild bananas were much smaller in size and contained seeds in them. In the early centuries, wild-type bananas were modified and made into current-day domesticated bananas.

Apples contain slightly more fiber than bananas, a nutrient that supports gut health and promotes satiety. Apples are also a good source of vitamin C, which helps support the immune system. They could also help maintain good cholesterol.

Bananas are another good source of fiber and have slightly more protein compared to apples. They contain resistant starch, which the body is unable to digest and instead ferments in the colon. This helps promote healthy gut bacteria and slows digestion to help increase satiety. Bananas are also a good source of potassium, magnesium, and manganese.

Conclusion

Apples and Bananas are both good snacks. One should go for apples if the goal is to regulate the body’s use of sugar, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check.

Whereas bananas are a better option for a pre-workout snack as they contain lesser fiber than apples, a variety of vitamins and minerals, and are easier to digest.

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