The best most delicious low sugar fruits can provide great nourishment and satisfy your sweet tooth in one sitting.
While fruit also contains lots of other healthy nutrients, some varieties are higher in sugar than others.
Learn which ones are those I call the best most delicious low sugar fruits. They’ll satisfy your cravings without compromising your diet or diabetes management.
- 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.
- With only five grams of sugar per cup, a bit more than a teaspoon of sugar and lots of fiber to help fill you up, raspberries are one of the best fruits to make the list.
- Strawberries are surprisingly low in sugar considering they taste so sweet and delicious. One cup of raw strawberries has about seven grams of sugar, along with over 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
- Blackberries also only have seven grams of sugar per cup. You don’t have to feel guilty snacking on these dark-colored berries. As a bonus, they’re also high in antioxidants as well as fiber.
- 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.
- While grapefruits certainly don’t taste as sweet as a grape, they make a great breakfast with only nine grams of sugar in half of a medium-sized grapefruit. Read about why diabetics who eat breakfast do better.
- While not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “fruit,” avocados are and they’re naturally low in sugar.
- An entire raw avocado only has about one gram of sugar. What avocados do have a lot of are healthy fats, which will help keep you satisfied.
- Cantaloupes owe their orange color to a high vitamin A content. A cup of this delicious melon contains less than 13 grams of sugar.
This may be a bit higher than other fruits, but keep in mind that a 12 ounce can of soda has nearly 40 grams of sugar, and very little nutritional value.
- Oranges are another great way to enjoy a sweet snack without all the calories and sugar, while also boosting your Vitamin C intake. A typical naval orange has about 12 grams of sugar per fruit and less than 70 calories.
- Peaches can be incredibly sweet, but at less than 13 grams of sugar in a medium-sized fruit, they can still be considered low in sugar for a fruit.
The good news?
These 11 low sugar fruits contain between one and 13 grams of sugar, but remember that serving size makes all the difference.
Of course, all fruit contains a lot more vitamins, minerals, and fiber compared to sugary processed snacks. Yet, there are some fruits that are highly overrated. Look Here to make sure you limit how much of them you eat and know which ones to avoid altogether.
High fiber foods slow down digestion, which means your blood sugar won’t spike as quickly after eating fruit.