16 Low Sugar Fruits to Eat on a Low Carb Diet

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Are you on a low carb diet? If so, you’ve probably been told by well-meaning family members, friends, and all of your health care professionals, that you need to eat a lot of fruit, and that fruit is an essential part of a healthy diet.

It’s true, fruit does contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber, all of which may be good for you. The problem is that most fruit is also packed with sugar. So, if you’re on a low carb diet, an apple – which may seem like an ideal, natural, whole food snack – can actually contain a whole day’s worth of carbs. 

The good news is that you can get plenty of vitamins and minerals from low carb vegetables like leafy greens and peppers. And when you’re in the mood for some sweetness, try one of these low carb fruit options, which may satisfy your craving without making your blood sugar soar.

The following fruits have fewer than 10 grams of sugar per 100 grams.

  1. Avocados 0.66
  2. Lemons 2.50
  3. Carambolas (Starfruit) 3.98
  4. Raspberries 4.42
  5. Blackberries 4.88
  6. Strawberries 4.89
  7. Watermelon 6.20
  8. Cantaloupe 7.86
  9. Honeydew melon 8.12
  10. Peaches 8.39
  11. Sour cherries 8.49
  12. Kiwis 8.99
  13. Clementines 9.18
  14. Apricots 9.24
  15. Plums 9.92
  16. Blueberries 9.96

Source: USDA Food Composition Databases

15 Low Sugar Fruits to Eat on a Low Carb Diet

 

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I would suggest that it is important to know how much STARCH is in each food because starch is just a loosely collected group of glucose molecules that break apart as soon as we put STARCH in our mouth — the thing that breaks them apart is the amylase enzyme in our saliva so EVERYONE gets the high increases in blood sugars whenever we eat any starch of any kind at all. By the way, when I was only eating 1/2 c strawberries in my smoothies, and when I STOPPED doing that, my A1c went from 6.0 to 5.2 mg/dL… Read more »

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