10 Low-Sugar Fruits You Need to Add to Your Diet
Succulent summer berries make an amazing natural sweetener, but they have a surprisingly low amount of sugar within. Eat the high-fiber treats fresh as a tasty snack and swirl them into plain yogurt instead of eating the sugary, flavored variety.
Use one of our favorite fruit hacks to peel away the fuzzy outside layer on these guys. The tart fruit inside is a prime source of potassium, fiber and vitamin C and it's sucrose levels are much lower than most fruits.
This tropical fruit packs a ton of sweet flavor, but its fiber content slows the release of its sugars into your bloodstream. Plus, you'll get a hefty dose of vitamin C and antioxidants from the juicy fruit.
4. LEMONS AND LIMES
Dropping a wedge of citrus into your water is a healthy, low-sugar way to add a burst of fresh flavor. Each slice contains less than 5g of sugar, and the acid helps steady spikes in blood sugar, so no need to hold back—squeeze away!
Avocado is basically a miracle fruit (and nope, it's not a vegetable!). It's packed with healthy fats, helps to lower blood pressure, stabilizes cholesterol and even gives you younger-looking skin. With less than half a gram of sugar, these are A-OK to load up on your toast.
Did you know this sweet melon is 90 percent water? It's super hydrating, delivers the daily recommended values of vitamins A and C and has around 8g of sugar per 1-cup serving, making it a great addition to fruit salads.
Start your day with a refreshing grapefruit to get a boost of vitamins A and C. The citrus fruit has less than half of the sugar content of a banana and still provides plenty of potassium.
Give this exotic fruit a try—eating it without its skin can reduce the sugar absorption in your blood and even lower the chance of developing type two diabetes. You can peel and eat it just like an apple, but with half the sugar content.
Steer clear of dried figs, as they're much higher in sugar than the fresh variety. The small, seed-filled pods taste very sweet and are rich in essential minerals like potassium, calcium and iron, yet 1 medium fig only has about 8 grams of sugar.
10. SOUR CHERRIES
Tart cherries are packed with antioxidants and help to fight inflammation. Make sure to buy them fresh to eat raw or use in cooking—the canned and dried varieties contain lots of added sugar that can outweigh their benefits.
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