So, you’re looking for something sweet to eat, and a colorful bag of hard candy catches your eye. The bag is brightly colored with pictures of ripe strawberries and green apples…it looks inviting! Just across the aisle in the store is the produce section, with bins filled with ripe apples of various colors and types. Both of these items contain sugar that will provide you with the sweet flavor that you are looking for right now, but which one will you choose and does it matter?
Let’s take a look at what’s inside each of these items to find out which might be the better choice…
A Green Apple
A green apple contains macronutrients such as carbohydrates for cellular energy and trace amounts of protein and fat.
It also contains an array of micronutrients, such as potassium which is important for normal water and acid-base balance in the body, as well as regulation of neuromuscular activity and promotion of cell growth.