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In this article we will talk about 11 nutritious, tasty, and keto-friendly fruits that can be eaten in moderation to maintain ketosis.
For those with a major sweet tooth, cutting out sugar might be the hardest part of keto.
Eating fruit is typically a healthy way to satisfy those sugar cravings since it contains plenty of vitamins, minerals and fiber that are important for a healthy diet.
But if you don’t eat the right kinds of fruit, and in the right amount, you may kick yourself out of ketosis and stall your weight-loss efforts. Most fruits and berries contain quite a lot of carbs.
That’s why they taste sweet. They can be seen as nature’s candy.
The good news is there are still plenty of low-carb fruits that you can enjoy in moderation that won’t wreck your ketosis!
From time to time you may be able to indulge in a modest amount of fruit as a treat, while still staying in ketosis.
We recommend topping it with a dollop of high-fat unsweetened whipped cream.
Raspberries are a great option when it comes to keto-friendly fruits, as half a cup contains just 3 grams of net carbs when you account for fiber.
Eat them when you’re craving an after dinner dessert, or try pairing them with some Greek yogurt at breakfast.
Watermelon is a staple summer fruit and another low-carb way to help satisfy your sweet tooth on keto.
Each half cup of diced watermelon has 5.4 g of net carbs. It’s also an acceptable choice when dieting because of its high water content.
Thanks to their high content of heart-healthy fats, avocados make a great addition to a ketogenic diet.
A half cup serving of the creamy fruit has almost 12 g of fat and only 2.6 g of net carbs. Avocados are also low in calories, making them an ideal snack in between meals. Try topping your salad with cubed avocado for a keto-friendly lunch.
Strawberries are another delicious, sweet, and filling fruit that you can eat in moderation on the keto diet.
A half cup serving of sliced strawberries contains about 4.7 g of carbs and 4.1 g of sugar.
As they are low in calories, you can eat strawberries raw, add a few pieces to your cereal, or blend a handful into a small low-carb smoothie.
#5. Star Fruit
Although Star Fruit or Carambola is not as common as many other types of fruit, it’s a popular choice for those on a ketogenic diet due to its low carb content.
Unlike other tropical fruits which tend to be very carb heavy, one medium sized fruit has only 30 calories and less than 4 grams of net carbs.
Like raspberries, blackberries can be eaten on the keto diet, as they only have 3 grams of net carbs per half cup serving.
Eat them with unsweetened whipped cream or add them on top of keto-friendly hot cereal for a delicious and tasty treat.
Although you may not want to eat the whole thing, peaches are still a fruit you can enjoy in moderation while on keto.
One medium peach contains 12 net grams of carbohydrates, so you may want to cut it in half and enjoy just a few slices with a bowl of cottage cheese.
#8. Shredded Coconut
Coconut, either fresh or dried, is also a unique low carb tropical fruit and it is very popular among keto dieters because it contains high amounts of MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides), a type of fat thought to support ketosis.
Like watermelon, cantaloupe is higher in carbs than some other fruits like berries, but it can be consumed from time to time.
Half a cup of diced cantaloupe contains about 6 grams of net carbs, so treat cantaloupe more like a special occasion dessert.
If you’re looking to enjoy a whole fruit, you can turn to a plum instead. One medium plum contains 7 grams of net carbs, making it an occasional keto-friendly treat.
Lemons are a popular citrus fruit used to flavor drinks, meals, and desserts. Lemons can be a great addition to the ketogenic diet, with approximately 5.5 grams of carbs and 1.5 grams of dietary fiber in each fruit.
Lemons are also high in several other nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6.
Thankfully, it’s just a myth that you must cut out fruit altogether while doing keto.
You will likely want to skip fruit when beginning a keto diet, but if your body is “keto-adapted,” meaning you’ve been on the keto diet for a longer period of time and your body is used to it, then go for it occasionally!
Stick to portion controlled, lower-sugar and high fiber fruits in moderation so that you can maintain ketosis.
So which fruits are you going to try from this list, let us know in the comment section below.
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