Raspberries make a nutrient-rich snack for people trying to lose weight.
Choosing to eat more fruits or vegetables generally helps with weight loss. However, some options make better choices than others. While both raspberries and apples can be nutritious choices for people trying to slim down, raspberries have a slight edge over apples due to their higher fiber and nutrient content.
To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you use during the day. Eating foods that are low in calories makes this easier. Both apples and raspberries contain relatively few calories and are nutritious choices for people trying to lose weight. A cup of sliced apples, which is about one extra-small apple, contains 57 calories, and a cup of raspberries contains 64 calories.
People who consume more fiber tend to weigh less and have less body fat than those who consume less fiber, according to an article published in "Nutrition" in March 2005. A cup of apple slices contains 2.6 grams of fiber, or about 10 percent of the daily value of 25 grams, while a cup of raspberries contains 8 grams, or 32 percent of the DV. If you want to increase your fiber intake to help with weight loss, raspberries make a better choice than apples.
Foods that are low in energy density, meaning they don't contain many calories per gram, make it easier for you to stay within your recommended daily calories because they are more filling than foods with a higher energy density. You can eat a greater volume of these foods while not consuming a lot of calories. Both apples and raspberries contain 52 calories per 100 grams, so they have the same energy density.
While on a weight-loss diet, it can be hard to get sufficient amounts of essential vitamins and minerals, making it especially important for you to opt for the most nutrient-rich food options. Raspberries provide more essential vitamins per serving than apples, making them a more nutritious option. They contain 54 percent of the DV for vitamin C and 12 percent of the DV for vitamin K, while apples only provide 8 percent of the DV for vitamin C and 3 percent of the DV for vitamin K.