Best Low-Carb Fruits (and Which to Avoid)

Best Low-Carb Fruits (and Which to Avoid)

August 9, 2019 6 By William Morgan


it seems like a simple equation fruit
has sugars
therefore fruit contains carbs so you
might think that all fruit must be
avoided on a keto diet
luckily for fruit lovers it’s not quite
as cut and dry yes many fruits should be
avoided on a low-carb diet but some are
okay in moderation let’s take a look at
which fruits can be enjoyed as part of a
keto diet and which threaten to avoid
your hard-earned ketosis keto friendly
fruits can be eaten fresh and raw or
used in recipes let’s look at the fruits
that are best to choose on keto while
some fruits contain enough carbs that
even one piece will constitute your
entire carb intake for the day some
contain a bit less sugar if you’re going
to reach for fruit these are the fruits
to go for berries strawberries
blackberries and raspberries are a
relatively low sugar tasty fruit each
one contains about 5.68 4.9 and 5.4 for
net carbs respectively per about 3/4 cup
serving berries are packed with
nutrition they’re packed with vitamins
minerals and antioxidants and some
studies linked berries to reducing
inflammation lowering cholesterol levels
and reducing heart disease juiced red
raspberries can be turned into raspberry
lemon popsicles or a keto raspberry
pavlova in the height of strawberry
season try whipping up keto strawberry
shortcakes or a jar of strawberry chia
seed jam . star fruit is a
delightful tropical fruit that is a
great addition to a keto diet one medium
star fruit contains 3.93 net carbs
they’re so tasty with a delightful
crunchy texture that falls somewhere
between an apple and a grape with a nice
sweet and sour flavor star fruit is high
in fiber and vitamin C and boasts a
number of other health benefits when
it’s sliced it also has a pretty star
shape that looks lovely on a salad
avocados
Avocados are a keto super food thanks to
their high fat low protein and low carb
content convenient and satisfying
avocados are one of the best snack
options for anyone following a low-carb
diet
add to that there are high levels of
healthy monounsaturated fat impressive
amounts of potassium more than bananas
in the fact that they can dramatically
increase the quantity of fat soluble
antioxidants you can absorb from plant
foods and you basically got the perfect
keto fruit with just 1 point 8 4 grams
of net carbs per half an avocado enjoy
them freely avocados one of our favorite
keto foods can be enjoyed sweet turned
into keto ice cream or savory in a side
of guacamole or a taco salad tomatoes
while many cuisines treat tomatoes as
vegetables they are indeed fruit while
they do have many valuable nutrients and
low net carbs about 2.6 9 grams for one
small vine tomato they can really add up
be especially careful when cooking with
them as they are mostly water and can
cook down into a higher carbohydrate
concentrate melons melons do seem on the
sweeter end of the spectrum but many
melons actually contain a surprisingly
low amount of carbs per 100 grams
watermelon contains seven point one five
grams net carbs cantaloupe weighs in at
seven point nine grams honeydew’s got
eight point three grams as with other
fruits keep an eye on how much you
consume it’s easy to overdo it
especially if you’re craving sugar
always use a kitchen scale to measure
the weight of your serving and
double-check the net carb content olives
savory and briny olives aren’t what
first come to mind when you think fruit
but they’re one of the most keto
friendly fruits out there
there are just three point one net carbs
and about 25 black olives making them a
great choice for a snack when you’re
craving something rich and salty
other common fruits like apples bananas
grapes peaches Kiwi and oranges really
are best to stay away from on keto for a
full list of fruits to choose and which
to say no thanks to be sure to read the
ruled me article best low carb fruits
and which to avoid and remember
nutritionally speaking you’re not really
missing out on anything if you omit
fruit from your diet on keto you’re
consuming plenty of veggies and the
minerals fiber and vitamins vegetables
provide make fruit unnecessary but when
the urge for a nice piece of fruit
arises follow our guide and you won’t
make a misstep once you’ve identified
your favorite keto friendly fruits
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