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13 Low Carbs Fruits That You Could Include In Your Daily Diet


Some people might find it challenging to consume enough fruits daily, despite being aware of their importance. Some fruits may contain carbs, but that does not mean you should avoid eating them.

In addition to providing your bodies with essential nutrients, research has shown fruits lower the risks of many diseases.

Fresh fruits can provide these health advantages while at the same time they are also low in calories and fat.

For this very reason, consuming an additional amount of fruits for fat loss can be a great idea.

Dieticians and nutritionists also consider them a desirable option for those who want to reduce their belly fat.

However, when trying to cut the carbohydrate intake, some dieters might be leery of having fruits. After all, most fruits are high in carbohydrates and sugar.

Choosing the appropriate fruits in the proper quantities might allow you to reap the health benefits of these healthy and tasty foods while reducing your carbohydrate intake.

In this article, we will be looking at some of the best fruits that are low in carbs.

Low carb fruits

List Of Best Low Carb Fruits

Here are some of the top best low-carb fruits:

  1. Strawberries

    Strawberry is very popular for being a low-carb fruit. Ellagic acid, an important antioxidant to lower the risk of cardiovascular problems, is found in strawberries.

    Research[1] shows that compounds derived from strawberries may slow the growth of malignancies.

    As strawberries have a low glycemic index of 40, they are unlikely to cause sugar levels to spike.

    Anything having a glycemic index of 56 or below is regarded as low because it indicates how rapidly a food might raise your sugar levels.

  2. Peaches

    The flavorful and juicy peach is one of the best fruits to eat while losing weight on a low carbohydrate diet.

    According to USDA[2], peaches contain only ten grams of carbohydrates per one hundred grams of fruit.

    Additionally they are abundant in catechins and flavanols. They also have a low glycemic load and are among the best available low-sugar fruits.

  3. Avocados

    Some people might not know, but avocados are a fruit even though they contain only a small quantity of carbohydrates.

    According to studies[3], a single serving of avocados would provide you with an estimated 6.5 grams of fiber and 8.56 grams of carbohydrates.

    You could also receive beneficial monounsaturated fatty acid from avocados, which are proven healthy for your heart.

    Avocado might be served as an avocado tomato salad, with boiled eggs, or sliced on top of a wrap or a salad.

  4. Cantaloupe

    Muskmelon or cantaloupe is the ideal example[4] of how low in carbs melons are in general.

    Cantaloupes have 8.5 grams of carbohydrates per one hundred grams of fruit (according to USDA data).

    This makes cantaloupe an excellent low-carbohydrate snack. You might add them to smoothies or eat them raw.

  5. Watermelon

    Most individuals prefer watermelon as it is a low-carb fruit. Watermelon is also one of the few fruits high in lycopene.

    Lycopene is a natural pigment that might reduce the risk of some types of cancer and heart issues. Watermelon has a high GI score of 75 because it lacks fiber.

    To prevent the risk of a spike in your blood sugar, you should consume watermelon after a meal with fiber or protein if you have a medical condition like diabetes.

    The quantity of fiber in the fruit affects[5] its glycemic index. It affects the rate at which your body breaks down carbs from the fruit’s sugar.

  6. Pineapple

    Pineapple is a low-carb fruit. This fruit found in the tropics is nutritionally rich. Even though it contains sugar, which is very healthy for growing babies, its quantity is not overpowering.

    Pineapple has a little fat, making it a wonderful snack for people on the verge of losing weight.

    Because of the delay in digestion caused by the soluble fiber, sometimes hunger might be reduced. The enzymes in the fruit also aid[6] digestion.

  7. Blackberries

    People watching their carbohydrate intake often choose berries. Strawberries have the fewest carbohydrates of all berry types, while blackberries contain the fewest net carb.

    There are 1.5 grams of fiber and 7.65 grams of carbohydrates in every one hundred grams of berries, accounting for a total of 5.65 grams per serving.

    Blackberries contain[7] 9.65 grams of carbohydrates per one hundred grams, but fiber content is only 5 grams, leaving you with 4.30 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

    As raspberries only contain 5.45 grams of carbohydrates per one hundred grams, they are also a delicious option.

    Along with many other essential nutrients, berries are a great source[8] of vitamin C, antioxidants, and potassium.
    Additionally, they also include phytochemicals. 

  8. Kiwi

    This tart fruit is a delicious option that is low in carbohydrates. According to the USDA, Kiwi only has 16 grams of carbohydrates per one hundred grams.

    As we know, kiwi increases healthy digestion and metabolism and promotes weight loss.

    The enzyme actinidin found in kiwis might aid in enhancing[9] your body’s protein digestion.

  9. Honeydew

    Another low carbohydrate fruit, honeydew, has 0.6 grams of fiber and 9.08 grams of carbohydrates per one hundred grams, accounting for 8.28 grams of carbohydrates in a serving.

    It is also a great source of potassium, an electrolyte necessary for maintaining pH balance and healthy[10] metabolism.

    You might try honeydew melons wrapped in prosciutto for a salty and sweet starter.

  10. Pear

    Because of their low carb content, pears could be an excellent choice. This crisp fruit is also very low in calories which aids in weight loss. Per one hundred grams, pears have only 58 calories.

    The nicest part about pears is that, as a result[11] of their high fiber content, it keeps a person from feeling hungry for longer.

  11. Gooseberry

    This tart fruit is a renowned low-carb fruit. It helps in shedding extra pounds.

    To lose weight and support a healthy metabolism, you could try eating one gooseberry per day[12].

    One cup (6 grams) of raw gooseberries includes six grams of carbohydrates and fiber.

  12. Tomatoes

    Although we use it as a vegetable, tomatoes are a renowned low carbohydrate fruit. When cooked, tomatoes are a plentiful supply of the antioxidant lycopene.

    Tomatoes have several advantages[13], from shielding the skin from sun damage to promoting heart health. Tomatoes are also high in phosphorus, calcium, and potassium.

  13. Lemon

    Lemons could also be considered one of the best citrus fruits that are low in carbs.

    At the same time, according to studies[14] , it could also support fat loss and help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.


It is not necessary for low carbohydrate dieting to consist solely of fat and protein. Your low carbohydrate eating plan could benefit nutritionally[15] by including fruits.

As you adhere to your low carbohydrate diet, have these lists of low carbohydrate fruits accessible to help in spicing up your plate and ensuring that your plate is full of nutrition.

When cutting back on carbs, people do not have to give up on their favorite fruits. A diet that limits carb intake does not mandate that meals should only contain protein.

Therefore, to spice up a dish and increase its nutritional content, you might include some of the fruits mentioned in this list.

15 References/Sources

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  6. Maimunah Mohd Ali, Norhashila Hashim, Samsuzana Abd Aziz, et al. Pineapple (Ananas comosus): A comprehensive review of nutritional values, volatile compounds, health benefits, and potential food products Food Res Int. 2020 Nov;137:109675. doi: 10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109675. Epub 2020 Sep 17. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33233252/
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  9. Lovedeep Kaur, Mike Boland Influence of kiwifruit on protein digestion Adv Food Nutr Res. 2013;68:149-67. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394294-4.00008-0. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23394986/
  10. Nur Zuliani Ramli, Kok-Yong Chin, Khairul Anwar Zarkasi, et al. A Review on the Protective Effects of Honey against Metabolic Syndrome Nutrients. 2018 Aug; 10(8): 1009. Published online 2018 Aug 2. doi: 10.3390/nu10081009
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  12. Gooseberries, raw FDC Published:4/1/2019 Available from: https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173030/nutrients
  13. Assunta Raiola, Maria Manuela Rigano, Roberta Calafiore, et al. Enhancing the Health-Promoting Effects of Tomato Fruit for Biofortified Food Mediators Inflamm. 2014; 2014: 139873. Published online 2014 Mar 12. doi: 10.1155/2014/139873
  14. Mi Joung Kim, Jung Hyun Hwang, Hyun Ji Ko, Hye Bock Na, Jung Hee Kim. Lemon detox diet reduced body fat, insulin resistance, and serum hs-CRP level without hematological changes in overweight Korean women. Randomized Controlled Trial Nutr Res
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