Bananas, Oranges or Apples, Which is Best?

Bananas, oranges and apples are all among the favorite fresh fruits consumed by Americans. In terms of which one is the most popular, it’s almost a tie between bananas (75%) and apples (73%) according to the Produce Marketing Association.

Oranges are purchased by about 61% of us. In regards to which one has the most key nutrients, it all depends on what you’re seeking.

Of the 3 fruits, bananas have the highest magnesium with 27mg. Unfortunately 75% of us are not getting enough magnesium.✝︎ Some of the biggest benefits of adequate magnesium include protection against heart disease and type 2 diabetes.*

If you’re looking for vitamin C, then oranges are the answer between those 3 fruits packing 51mg. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and some studies show it reduces the duration of colds.*✝︎ Thankfully very few of us need to worry about getting scurvy since getting adequate levels of vitamin C is fairly easy through nutrition or supplementation. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, meaning that, for most of us, if your body has excess it will naturally eliminate the excess.

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If you’re trying to get more potassium in your diet, bananas are again the top choice among those 3 fruits with 358mg. Potassium can help with muscle contractions, that’s why some people recommend eating a banana to help reduce muscle cramps.*

We’re always going to tell you that you should get your nutrients from food sources. Unfortunately many of us do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. In fact, only 12 percent eat enough fruits (about 2 cups a day) and 9 percent of us eat enough vegetables (about 3 cups a day).✝︎ That’s why we created the Planet 3 Vitamin Packs. They make it easy for you to fill gaps in your nutrition. They are so much easier to take than compared to a bunch of bottles. If you currently take supplements, try our vitamin packs. One you try packs, you’ll never go back.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if: pregnant, nursing, on medications, have a medical condition or are planning a medical procedure. Stop use and contact a physician if adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store this product in a cool, dry place.

✝︎ A page has been dedicated to the studies mentioned on this page. You can find these resources at the following link: Science and Research

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