The Best Low Sugar Fruits
Berries are a great option when it comes to picking fruit that’s low in sugar. A cup of strawberries has only seven grams of sugar and provides more than your daily recommendation of vitamin C.
The best way to minimize your sugar intake is to be mindful of your portion sizes, says Taub-Dix. Grapefruit is a great option as an alternative to sugary snacks, but stick to the serving size—half of one of the fruits, which contains only 8 grams of sugar.
They may not be the top of mind when it comes to fruit, but they’re just as satisfying. In addition to being low in sugar, avocados are full of healthy fats and fiber. One avocado has a little over a gram of sugar.
These berries are surprisingly low in sugar given their sweet taste: One cup contains only five grams of sugar. And with eight grams of fiber, they’re more likely to leave you feeling full than other fruit.
This is another hall-of-fame berry: One cup packs seven grams of sugar, eight grams of fiber, and two grams of protein.
If you have diabetes or are concerned about how fruit is affecting your blood sugar, consider changing the way you eat it. A whole apple has a lower glycemic index than apple juice, says Taub-Dix. On its own, one medium apple harbors only 19 grams of sugar, whereas a cup of unsweetened apple juice has about 24.
When you are craving something sweet, reach for a juicy peach instead. One medium peach contains about 13 grams of sugar.
As with apples, you’re better off eating the whole fruit than drinking its juice. A standard orange has 12 grams of sugar and more than the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. A cup of unsweetened OJ, meanwhile, has twice the amount of sugar and only a third of the fiber.
9. Lemon & Limes
High in vitamin C, lemons and their lime green counterparts are fairly sour fruits. They don’t contain much sugar (only a gram or two per lemon or lime) and are the perfect addition to a glass of water to help curb your appetite
These odd fuzzy green-fleshed fruits are technically considered a berry too. Kiwis (or kiwifruits) are rich in vitamin C and low in sugar — with just six grams per kiwi. You can find kiwis all year-round at the grocery store.
Watermelons are the iconic summer fruit. They may seem like a treat, but they’re low in sugar. A whole cup of diced up watermelon has under 10 grams of sugar. A bonus of eating watermelon is it’s also a great source of iron.
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These low sugar fruits contain between one and 13 grams of sugar, but remember that serving size makes a big difference. A serving of watermelon is just one cup, so indulging in three or four cups of watermelon can easily put you somewhere near a can of sugary soda in terms of sugar.
Of course, all fruit contains a lot more vitamins, minerals, and fiber compared to sugary processed snacks. High fiber foods slow down digestion, which means your blood sugar won’t spike as quickly after eating fruit. As with most things in life, moderation is key.
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