Low-carb diets are gaining traction around the world for helping people lose weight, the most prominent among which is the fat-rich ketogenic diet.
Over the years, fruits have acquired a notorious reputation with health and diet freaks. This is because they are rich in sugars, which increases their carbohydrate count.
So, while people are moving towards high protein low-carb diets, they are eliminating fruits along with grains and breads from their meals.
However, fruits are one of the healthiest foods to eat, especially when you’re on a diet. This is because they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and are also powerhouses of antioxidants.
So, these nature’s candies may have a lot of sugars in them, but the calories that they supply to your body aren’t empty – the nutritional value of fruits is also high for you to be ignoring them!
Here are low-carb fruits to help you lose weight:
Strawberries are among one of the best weight loss fruits that are very low in carbs, while blueberries are more on the high-carb end. However, both these berries are extremely rich in antioxidants, and are hence, healthy for consumption, but perhaps in differing quantities. A 100-gm serving of strawberries contains a mere 8 gm of carbohydrates.
Another one of the best weight loss fruits is watermelon as it is low in calories and has a low carbohydrate count as well. Watermelon contains a mere 8 gm of carbohydrates per 100 gm of serving.
The juicy and flavourful peaches are also one of the best weight loss fruits to consume on a low-carb diet. Peaches have a mere 10 gm carbs per 100 gm of the fruit. Peaches are also rich in catechins and a number of flavonols. Moreover, they have a low glycaemic load and are one of the best low-sugar fruits out there.
Blackberries are used for making desserts, jams and other confectionaries, but they’re the healthiest when consumed raw. A 100-gm serving of blackberries contains just 10 gm of carbohydrates, which makes them ideal candidates for including in low-carb diets.
This crunchy fruit is ideal for weight reduction because of its low-caloric value. Pear has only 56 calories per 100 grams. The best part about this fruit is that it keeps a person feel fuller for a longer time because of its high fibre content.
This fatty savoury fruit is also very low in carbohydrates, with just 9 gm of carbs per 100 gm of the fruit. No wonder avocado is favoured by people on ketogenic diet. It is also very rich in unsaturated or healthy fats, which are essential for heart and skin health.
This tropical fruit is rich in nutrients. Even though it contains sugar, which is extremely beneficial for growing kids, the amount is not so overwhelming. The amount of fat in pineapple is negligible, which makes it a great snack for the ones trying to shed kilos. The soluble fiber content contributes to a delayed digestive process, helping in controlling the hunger pangs. It indirectly contributes to boost metabolism and burn calorie.
This tarty fruit is low in carbs. 100 grams of kiwi has only 15 gram carbohydrate in it. Kiwi boosts metabolism and as we know, a good digestion leads to weight loss. The enzyme called actinidain in Kiwi helps in improving digestion of proteins in the body.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé