Carrots Vs. Apples

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So you are looking for the perfect  snack to pack with you wherever you go and to munch on when cravings strike. Both carrots and apples seem like good choices: They’re high in fiber and have a satisfying crunch. But one of these snacks is a better pick than the other. Which is the one?
Here are some facts:

Carrots: 

  • beta-carotene powerhouse 
  • help reduce risk of heart disease 
  • promote good vision. 
  • tasty on their own or dipped into a high-protein spread like hummus. 
  • Calorie-wise, there are only about 50 per cup.
 Apples:
  • high in antioxidants, 
  • protect heart health
  • make a deliciously portable snack on their own or with a little peanut butter for added protein. 
  • A medium apple has about 80 to 90 calories.
The answer 
Carrots tip the scale slightly as a more satisfying snack. Surprised? Here’s why. The apple contains more natural sugar called fructose, which could cause your hunger to return more quickly. 
So – Go carrots more often than apples!
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Vidya Sury

After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I writes to collect smiles and donate to charities. I shares stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.

2 Comments

  1. Jidhu Jose

    October 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

    nice post.
    When i am in Qatar, I will get salad before the dinner. It contain cucumber, carrot, cabbage …like that.
    But one of my friend told me cabbage is not good to eat…anything like that?

    http://jidhu.blogspot.com

  2. Vidya Sury

    October 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    No, Jidhu – no idea why your friend said that. However, some people find that eating raw cabbage creates gas. Depends on how you personally feel. If it agrees with you, fine.

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