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 is 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 5.68g 4.9g and 5.4g for net carbs respectively per about 3/4 cup serving berries are packed with the 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.
Star fruit is a delightful tropical fruit that is a great addition to a keto diet one medium star fruit contains 3.93g 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 are a keto superfood 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 number 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.
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 do seem on the sweeter end of the spectrum but many
are 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.
savory and briny olives aren’t what first comes 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.