10 Low Sugar Fruits To Eat On A Low Carb Diet

Yes, fruits have carbs and (natural) sugars. And despite what you may have heard from your friends on the keto diet, you should definitely keep eating them. A diet rich in fruit has been linked to tons of health benefits, including decreased risk for diabetes, the ability to maintain a healthy weight, and much more.

You see, the carbs you consume from fruit can't quite be compared to the kind you get when you eat junk food. “If you're eating 80 percent of your calories in the form of healthy, complex carbohydrate sources, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans, that's much healthier than 80 percent coming from white bread, sugary cereals, and chips,” says Adrienne Raimo, RD, a holistic health and wellness coach at One Bite Wellness in Columbus, Ohio.

Why? It's simple: white bread and sugary snacks give you nothing more than empty calories, fruits are packed with vitamins and nutrients that nourish your body, and fiber that keeps you full and satisfied between meals. “Fiber helps to slow down insulin response to glucose and increases fullness and satiation after a meal. So when I counsel patients on a lower-carb diet, I also make sure to highlight the importance of fiber,” says nutritionist Alex Caspero, RD, creator of Delish Knowledge. Fiber has also been proven to help prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis, as well as decrease cholesterol.

That said, you can't eat an entirely fruit-based diet and not expect consequences. “As with too much protein, and sugar, eating too many carbohydrates can lead to excess fat accumulation. It's all about balance,” says Raimo. So whether you’re aiming for a low carb count or seeking to shed pounds, add these 10 low-sugar fruits, listed from highest to lowest in sugar per serving, to your menu for a naturally sweet dose of nature’s candy.

Source : https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/g24663294/low-sugar-fruits/

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