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Here are top 7 low-carb fruits that you can consume on a Keto diet

If you pick the right low-carb fruit on a keto diet, you can enjoy them in moderation without having to jeopardize your weight loss plan.
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Here's what to nosh on! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Gurpreet Kaur Published: 31 May 2022, 14:30 pm IST
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Keto diet has become the latest fad when it comes to losing weight. The main idea behind this popular dieting pattern is to kick your body into ketosis, which is actually a natural metabolic state that forces the human body to burn fat rather than carbs.

With different variations around, the standard approach to be on a keto diet is to take in about 70 to 80 percent of your calories from fat, around 20 percent from protein and only 5 percent from carbs. Naturally, a person on a keto diet would think that since fruits are high in carbs, they might kick you out of ketosis if you have them.

But think again.

If you pick the right fruit on a keto diet, you can enjoy them in moderation without having to jeopardize your weight loss plan. As we know  some fruits have more carbs than others, choose fruits with low net carbs, which means the total amount of carbohydrate content in a fruit without its fiber content.

Here are our top picks:

1. Avocados

The creamy green fruit is oh-so-famous already and that’s not the only excuse to have it. A half cup of sliced avocado has less than 3 gram of net carbs. You can have it as a sandwich spread, salad topper, or dip. In fact, who does not mind all the fiber content in it for the weight loss?

Also, read: These keto peanut butter balls can satiate your sweet tooth while you’re on diet!

Be on the lookout for these low-carb fruits if you follow the keto diet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Blackberries

Apart from snacking on them raw, blackberries are a great addition to your keto meal plan as they barely contain any fat and are also low in net carbs. Stick to it for weight loss too as it contains about 31 calories per a half cup.

3. Tomatoes

While most of us group tomatoes with vegetables, a tomato is botanically considered a fruit. A cup of small, round tomatoes contain only 30 calories with around 4 gram of net carbs. Due to their high water content, they are good for weight loss, apart from giving essential antioxidants, including beta carotene, vitamin C, and lycopene to the body.

4. Cantaloupe or sweet melon

Like most melons, cantaloupe also have high water content with low calories count. Although it doesn’t have too much fiber and contains a reasonable amount of carbs per serving, this fruit is an ideal fit on most keto plans, thanks to its vitamins and nutrients content, such as potassium, vitamins C and A, and beta carotene.

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Antioxidant-rich berries are perfect for keto diet! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Strawberries

This sweet, delicious fruit can be enjoyed in moderation on the keto diet. A cup of sliced strawberries has more than 3 gram of fiber and around 9 gram of net carbs. They are perfect as low-cal addition to yogurt, cereal, or smoothies, with loads of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

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6. Watermelon

This keto-friendly fruit fix has just 46 calories per diced cup, and its high water content keeps calories and carbs in check.

7. Lemon

The citrus fruit and its juice are keto-friendly, and one lemon has 3 gram of carbohydrates with only 11 calories. Not to miss, it is a perfect dose for immune-boosting vitamin C, which promotes healthy digestion.

So go have these low-carb fruits and be healthy at the same time!

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