Fruit is your new dessert on a low carb diet.
You may see fruit as a health food, but in many countries, fruit is served as a dessert, and not surprisingly these countries also have a low obesity rate.
Fruit contains three kinds of sugar are fructose, sucrose, and glucose.
Each is processed differently by your body. It’s not important on how they are processed because knowing will not help you lose weight faster and is excess information.
The key point to remember is if your body is burning any from of sugar, it is NOT burning fat. You want to be burning fat, and the best way to achieve this goal is to lower your sugar and carb intake to zero.
Can you eat fruit on a ketogenic diet?
Yes, but as we will discuss later on in the article you must be wise in your choice of fruits.
How much Fruit can I eat on a Low Carb Diet?
Depending on where you are on your low carb diet, certain fruits will be off limits.
If you have a sweet tooth, avoid fruits altogether, as it’s easy to binge on them and destroy your ketogenic diet.
When you reach your weight loss goals, you can start to add fruit back into your diet.
Below is a list of the best low-carb fruits to incorporate into your healthy low-carb eating plan, and the highest-carb fruit to avoid.
Top 10 Low Carb Fruit List
Carambola/Starfruit: 8.8 grams of total carbs
I’ve never had a starfruit, so can’t comment on this low carb fruit. If you had, leave a comment below!
Low Carb Starfruit Recipes
Clementine (1 fruit): 8.9 grams of total carbs
Clementines are the perfect substitute for an orange.
Clementine Low Carb Recipe
Strawberries: 1.6 grams of total carb
I can’t believe what delicious fruit strawberries are without tons of sugar! They’re very versatile and are perfect for sauces, salads, combined with cheese and nuts. One of my favorite recipes is to freeze the strawberries, and then fry them in butter when frozen, and top it with whipped cream. It’s warm on the outside, but frozen on the inside and is phenomenal!
Strawberry Low Carb Recipe
Watermelon: 11.6 grams of total carbs
Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits, and I’m glad I can eat a little bit on a low carb diet.I personally thought watermelon was one of the highest carb fruits, but thankfully I was wrong
Watermelon Low Carb Recipe
Coconut (meat): 12.1 grams of total carbs
Coconut is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The coconut meat can also be used in many dishes to give a sweeter flavor.
Coconut Low Carb Recipe
Pear: 12.3 grams of total carbs
Coconut Low Carb Recipe
Avocados: 12.8 grams of total carbs
Avocados are the perfect fruit for a low carb keto diet. It’s full of fat, low in carbs, and contains tons of minerals.
Avocado Low Carb Recipe
Blackberries: 13.8 grams of total carbs
Blackberries are absolutely amazing with whipped cream! They are a perfect dessert food, and great paired with cheese and won’t kill your low carb meal plan.
Blackberry Low Carb Recipe
Apple: 14 grams of total carbs
Believe it or not, an apple is a low carb fruit but be careful with portion size.
Apple Low Carb Recipe
Prickly pears: 14.2 grams of total carbs
You can eat about 3/4ths of a pear on a low carb diet and not destroy your carb count limit.
Pear Low Carb Recipe
Cantaloupe: 14.4 grams of total carbs
Cantaloupe tastes a lot sweeter than it’s actual sugar content. It contains 14.4 grams of total carbs per cup.
Cantaloupe Low Carb Recipe
Peach: 14.6 grams of total carb
Peaches are delicious. What
Peach Low Carb Recipe
Raspberries: 14.7 grams of total carbs
Raspberry Low Carb Recipe
Worst Fruit Options
Below are the worst fruit options that you should avoid at all cost! They will destroy your weight loss efforts. These are not allowed on a low carb diet due to their high sugar content.
Blueberries: 21.5 grams of total carbs
Pineapple: 21.6 grams of total carbs
Cherries (sweet): 22.1 grams of total carbs
Mango: 24.7 grams of total carbs
Kiwi: 26.3 grams of total carbs
Orange: 26.3 grams of total carbs
Banana: 51.4 grams of total carbs
Passion fruit: 55.1 grams of total carbs
In conclusion fruits like berries and avocados are great for a low carb diet, but other fruit are to be avoided at all costs.
If you are just starting out on a low carb diet, avoid most tropical fruits unless you are going to eat very very small quantities.
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