Which are THE BEST Low Carb Fruits for YOUR Ketogenic Diet?

Which are THE BEST Low Carb Fruits for YOUR Ketogenic Diet?

July 23, 2019 8 By William Morgan


In this video, I’m going to take you
through the best fruits for a low carb
or ketogenic diet. By the end of this
video, you will know which fruits you can
eat and which you might need to be a bit
more careful of. It’s a controversial
topic so let’s get going.
Hey Carbdodgers! I’m Dr. Dan Maggs it’s been over
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I release a new video. Today we are
diving into fruits and it’s important
because this is an area where I see a
lot of mistakes being made by people who
are new to low carb or ketogenic diets.
Cutting fruits can be a difficult
mindset for a lot of people to accept
because fruits are for a long time had
this reputation of just all being great
for our health.
Just look at the front cover of most “so-called health magazines” and you’ll see images like this one
But a lot of fruits are quite high in sugar
and if you’re someone who’s never been
overweight and are metabolically healthy
then yeah you may well be able to eat
whatever fruit you want without any
issues but we’re now realizing that
being overweight simply isn’t just a
problem of overeating
but there’s a degree of metabolic damage
that goes along with it.
So I’m not saying that fruits are simply bad but if you’re trying to lose weight on a low
carb diet then you’ll probably need to
be mindful of your fruit intake in order
to be successful and I know I won’t have
convinced everybody that fruit should be
restricted because well haven’t humans
always eaten fruits?
But just consider this, in the modern world fruits are not what they used to be many modern fruits
have been selectively bred to be more
palatable and easier to eat than their
naturally occurring versions and that
means they have a higher sugar content
and a much lower fiber content and the
supply of our fruits has changed.
Think about where you live. Do fruits growing the wild all year round?
Fruits are typically seasonal and
therefore we wouldn’t naturally have
year-round access to fruits so just
we do due to modern agricultural
techniques and international fruit
shipping.
Now if you saw my last video about low carb vegetables and the links up here by the way then you’ll know that
I set the threshold for what I called a
low carb vegetable at 5 grams of net
carbs per 100 grams and there are a
few items in there which were
technically fruits in the botanical
sense such as tomatoes, avocados and
members of the squash family but we’re
talking about fruits in the culinary
sense here and unfortunately there
aren’t many fruits that hit that same threshold
Now some berries just about
fall into that category raspberries and
blackberries are just 5 net carbs per
100 grams. Strawberries only just
miss out at 6 net carbs but
blueberries have about double the carb
content of these at 1. So if you’re on a
strict ketogenic diet where you’re
aiming to consume less than 30 grams or
even less sometimes in a day in order to
stay in ketosis then it’s easy to see
how you could quickly use up your daily
carbohydrate allowance with just a few
handfuls of these berries.
Lemons also fit this category at 5 net carbs 100 grams but lemons are one of those fruits
that you tend not to eat a lot of use a
small amount maybe in cooking or slices
chopped up in water to drink. So from
that respect you’re pretty good to go
with lemons and if you’re not on a
strict ketogenic diet then you may be
able to consider some of the fruits with
a slightly higher carb count.
For example, the flesh of coconuts has 6 net carbs per 100 grams.
Melons are also a really good option here. Cantaloupe at 7 honeydew and watermelon at 8
grams of net carbs per 100 grams and with all these fruits you just have to
be aware of portion sizes because after
all fruit is nature’s candy and it can
be quite easy for some of us to consume
large amounts of fruit. For example, 1
cup of watermelon weighs about 160 grams,
so that’s 11 or 12 net carbs per cup.
Peaches and apricots are another fairly
decent option at 8 per hundred grams to
a single piece of fruit weighing about
150 grams
will be about 12 net carbs in
total and the carb counts just keep
going up from here. At 10 net carbs per
hundred grams we find oranges, plums and
cherries 11 we’ve already mentioned them
blueberries at 12 we find apples, pears
kiwis and pineapples. At 13 we find
mangoes. Jump up to 16, we find grapes
which have always thought what better
consumed as wine anyway.
Right up to bananas at 20 grams of net carbs per
hundred grams and if you know of any
fruits that have a higher count than
that then please let me know in the
comments down below.
I hope this has been useful but before I
go I just want to put this into a bit of
context all these fruits even grapes and
bananas are still way below the carb
content of many of the sugar filled
snacks that we encounter on a day-to-day
basis and are far better than reaching
for dried fruits like raisins which have
about 75 grams of net carbs per 100
grams and the same bits of fruit juices
and fruit smoothies which are similar in
their sugar content to full sugar sodas.
Now this video is part of a playlist
that you can find on my channel which is
called “What Can I Eat on a Low Carb Diet?”
and I’ll put a link to that playlist in
the last 20 seconds of this video and
you can click on that to view all the
other videos that have made in this
series about different food groups or if
you want to downloadable guide then
we’ve put together a guide to the carb
content in different foods which
includes fruit, nuts, vegetables and we’ve
covered some of the more tricky areas
such as seafoods as well as low carb
drinks and alcohol and the link to get
that will be in the description down
below this video
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