The fruit is delicious and very healthy – and unfortunately quite high in calories. But not all varieties! The following six fruits have little sugar and are therefore low carb.
Basically, it’s easy to eat healthily – you cut out fast food, pasta & co., drink less alcohol, and, above all, stop eating sweets. But sugar is also in other things that you just thought were healthy: in muesli, numerous juices, smoothies, and even in fruit. It’s important to pay attention to the hidden sugar content of foods but doesn’t mean completely eliminating fruit from your diet for fear of fructose. In that case, you would miss out on lots of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. It is smarter to limit yourself to low-sugar fruit varieties. We have compiled an overview of low-carb fruits for you that contain less than 10 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams of fruit – so blood sugar levels don’t shoot up.
Tip: It’s best to always eat the fruit in combination with a portion of protein or fat, such as nuts, almond paste, or curd cheese.
With 2.7 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams, these berries are real sugar lightweights and incredibly healthy thanks to their blue-black color. The coloration is due to secondary plant compounds called flavonoids. These have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
A 125-gram basket of raspberries from the supermarket has very little sugar (4.8 grams of carbohydrates) and makes a great snack. These pink berries are also full of phytochemicals and are considered ideal cancer prevention thanks to their antioxidant effects. Recipe tip: Put frozen raspberries, lime juice, and curd in a blender, blend briefly and you have delicious ice cream.
With 5.5 grams of carbohydrates (about 4.9 grams of sugar), strawberries are the ideal fruit to accompany sweet and savory meals.
Summer fruits are especially low carb. Even apricots hold back with 8.5 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams with their sugar content of about 7.8 grams. Instead of an apple pie, which has more sugar and carbs, you could try the apricot variety sometime.
How could it be otherwise: Watermelon can’t be missing from this list, of course. It contains a lot of water. For every 100 grams of watermelon, there are 8.3 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of sugar. Of course, we like to eat more than 100 grams in the summer – not so bad, as long as you do not consume a whole alone.
Among the top 10 low carb fruits, the peach also makes it – with 8.9 grams of carbohydrates and about 8 grams of sugar per 100 grams. Our recipe idea and real satiation: slice a peach with an avocado, alternate layers, and sprinkle with roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds, salt, and pepper. For the morning, noon and night.
Attention: mangoes, all dried fruits (especially dates!), grapes, bananas, pineapple, lychee, jackfruit, and khaki are the absolute opposite of low carb and should be enjoyed only in moderation.