The ketogenic diet, or keto, as it’s more commonly known, is a nutrition regimen that is low on carbohydrates and high in fat. The aim of the diet is for your metabolism to reach ketosis, a state that usually supports weight loss and improves blood sugar levels.
According to Healthline, the keto diet restricts the intake of carbohydrates to a maximum of 50 grams per day. So, while we all know that fruits are generally a healthy dietary choice, including them in a keto diet might pose some problems, as fruits are high in sugar.
However, fruit fans will be happy to find out that there are certain fruits that you are allowed to eat while on keto, without compromising your efforts and sacrificing your weight goals.
So, here’s a list of fruits you can enjoy while being on a keto diet!
Rich in vitamins K, C, folate and potassium, avocados are also very low in carbohydrates, a serving containing approximately 1.5 grams of carbs.
A cooling summer favorite, a serving or one cup of watermelon will amount to about 11 grams of carbs, making it a good snack option while on keto. Watermelon is also a good source of micronutrients, potassium, vitamin C and copper.
A delicious spring fruit, strawberries have a low content of carbs and a high content of fibers, making it a good fit for the ketogenic diet. One cup of strawberries only amounts to 8.7 grams of carbs, making it easy to integrate them into your daily nutrition plan.
When life gives you lemons, you can definitely add them to your keto diet. One lemon has only 4 grams of carbs, therefore you don’t have to worry about using it for dressings or even lemonade (as long as you don’t add sugar to it).
Highly versatile fruits, which, same as avocados, are usually considered to be vegetables, tomatoes ensure a low-calorie intake and a high amount of healthy nutrients, like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B9. One cup of tomatoes equals only 5 grams of net carbs.
Known as the healthiest among berries, one cup of raspberries only amounts to 7 grams of carbohydrates, making it a perfect choice of fruit while on a keto diet. Furthermore, the high content of antioxidants will do wonders for your health, if you consume raspberries on a regular basis.
While they do contain a higher amount of carbs than the rest of the fruits presented so far, you can also include peaches in your diet, if you pay a little attention to the serving size. You will not only be benefitting from a delicious snack, but also from a multitude of vitamins and micronutrients peaches are rich in.
A close relative of watermelon and honeydew, cantaloupe is also on the higher carb side. With one cup measuring around 11.2 grams of carbohydrates, keeping an eye on the quantity will make it possible to include it in your low-carb diet and enjoy its flavor.
A more exotic addition to the list, kiwis are also low in carbs, one fruit containing only 7 grams of carbohydrates. And if the sweet and mildly sour taste of this fruit is not enough, then you should also know that there are studies proving that kiwi has the potential to support immunity and protect against certain types of cancer.
While apples and grapes are a big no-no if you’re on a keto diet, replacing them with rhubarb is a good low-carb alternative. With one cup amounting to only 4 grams of carbohydrates, rhubarb is also rich in fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C.