Snackdown II: Fresh fruit vs. baked goods

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Does it really matter if you eat a piece of fruit in the morning instead of baked goods? Stopping by the bakery on the way to work adds an extra step to your commute. What is the impact to your belt line? Orchard At The Office offers this comparison so you can draw your own conclusions…

Bananas vs. Donuts

Here, we’re examining the difference between one medium-sized banana and one regular-sized (66 gram) donut. Here’s a side-by-side comparison (banana information first):

Calories: 105 vs. 239

Saturated Fat: 1% U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) vs. 16% RDA

Sodium: 1 mg vs. 232 mg

Potassium: 12% RDA vs. 2% RDA

Vitamin C: 17% RDA vs. 1% RDA

Apples vs. Blueberry Muffin

Some might think that since these muffins contain fruit, the nutritional content of the berries “balance out” the confectionery, in the same way one might think getting vegetable toppings on a pizza makes it “healthy”. Let’s take a look. One medium apple is compared to a small (66 gram) blueberry muffin:

Calories: 95 vs. 259

Saturated Fat: 0% RDA vs. 13% RDA

Sodium: 2 mg vs. 208 mg

Potassium: 6% RDA vs. 2% RDA

Vitamin C: 14% RDA vs. 1% RDA

Oranges vs. Bagels

This is the nutritional data from one medium-sized orange compared to a regular (57 gram) bagel:

Calories: 62 vs. 146

Saturated Fat: 0% RDA vs. 1% RDA

Sodium: 0 mg vs. 255 mg

Potassium: 7% RDA vs. 1% RDA

Vitamin C: 116% RDA vs. 1% RDA

Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with the occasional donut or bagel. However, cultivating a lifestyle of wellness is a series of small steps – and the conversion to delicious fresh fruit is an easy one to take! Reach into that basket and take a bite of fitness, from your friends at Orchard At The Office.