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Continued: Rating oranges, apples and bananas

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Sodium: 0 mg

Protein: 0 g

Plus: An apple is a good source of soluble fiber, which is helpful in controlling blood pressure, lipids, cholesterol and blood sugar, Katz said. Because eating apples involves a lot of chewing, it can make you feel more satiated. Apples also are loaded with phytochemicals, including antioxidant flavenoids like quercetin, which are good for heart health, and proanthocyanidins, which may promote urinary tract health, Giancoli said.

BANANA

Calories: 105

Fat: 0.4 g

Carbohydrates: 27 g

Dietary fiber: 3 g

Sugar: 14 g

Sodium: 1 mg

Protein: 1 g

Plus: A banana contains 422 mg of potassium, which helps blunt the effect of salt on blood pressure and may help reduce the risk of kidney stones and muscle loss, Giancoli said. It also is a good source of vitamin B6, magnesium, iron, vitamin C and dietary fiber. A banana supports muscle function, said Katz, and helps you refuel before and after exercise because it provides the nutrients that tend to be taxed. And while it’s the highest-calorie choice of the three, it will make you feel fuller longer.

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