Low Carb Fruits on a Diabetic Diet

For me, one of the hardest things about a low carb diet was the fact that, although I know they are so healthy for me, fruits turned out to be a no-no most of the time. When I was eating low carb, I found very little room in my diet for any fruits at all, and that was hard. I can get rid of sugar and refined carbs, but when something natural is an enemy too – that just adds insult to injury.

Fortunately, not all fruits are created equally, and low carb fruits are a great addition to a healthy low carb diet. This dLife video talks more about low carb fruits and what you can and can’t eat:

In the video, they talk about bananas, which are about 30 grams of carbs each. If you are on a strict low carb diet, that might be too much, although perhaps you can split one with a family member. Bananas are hard to give up, but if cut in half, they might be an acceptable dessert or side to a dinner.


According to dLife, the fruits to avoid include:

  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Oversize fruits
  • Prunes
  • Figs
  • All other dried fruits, such as raisins and cranberries

Those fruits have the highest concentrations of carbs, but there are some extremely healthy, delicious and low carb fruits too:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew Melon

Being on a low carb diet doesn’t mean you have to go completely without fruits – it just means you have to be aware of your carb intake and balance your meals appropriately. In fact, for those of us with a sweet tooth, a handful of berries is the perfect way to finish off a dinner.

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