The advantages of waking up with an apple far surpass any benefit from coffee. Fructose, a natural sugar found in apples will supply the energy boost. An apple contains roughly 20 carbohydrates, which are applied for fuel the body.Apples also supply keeping yourself in power! The high fiber content found in an apple cause the natural sugar to be consumed more slower into the system, avoiding the let down feeling that so common after the initial energy buzz of coffee has worn off.Fiber is also filling, and the feeling of being full will stick around much longer than a simple cup of coffee. As tempting as it is to wake up to a steaming cup and let it double as breakfast, the apple’s benefits are far more than any boost or benefit of coffee as a diet aid. Apples contain less than 100 calories each, with no nutritional cholesterol and no fat. The mixture of fiber and natural vitamins apples contain may also help to lower overall cholesterol numbers.Apples also provide long term benefits! They are a great source of B vitamins, which aid in metabolic process, and beta carotene, a well studied antioxidant known to have a long list of benefits that involve warding off breathing infections, lowering the risk of certain types of cancers, lowering the risk of heart disease and even protecting against ultraviolet radiation when combined with Vitamin C (also found in apples). Vitamin C, often associated with citrus fruits and juices, is known to help the body fight infections.An old adage says an apple a day will keep the doctor away. If there is attraction to grab a multivitamin to go with that cup of espresso, think of this: if a vitamin were to hold all the vitamins, minerals, and fiber of an apple, it would probably be the size of an apple
Some fruits have larger proportions of fructose to glucose compared to others. For example, apples and pears contain more than twice as much free fructose as glucose, while for apricots the proportion is less than half as much fructose as glucose.