If you have a family history of diabetes or other illnesses that require low sugar intake, or if you are someone who’s trying to keep a watch on your carbohydrate and sugar intake (you all should!), then it is important to know what fruit you should and shouldn’t be eating. Fruits are generally misunderstood to have high sugar, but all of them don’t.
Here’s a list of 6 such fruits that are low in their sugar content.
High in vitamin C, lemons are sour fruits. You can eat them plain (if you can stand the tang) or enjoy them as healthy lemonade. They are also added in some dishes owing to their strong flavour and acidity. No matter how you include lemons in your diet, you can enjoy the fruit without increasing your sugar intake. Lime, also like lemon, has low sugar content making it a delicious fruit to enjoy without adding huge amounts of sugar to your diet.
This fruit is an excellent choice for a snack, in a fruit salad, or as an ingredient in a smoothie or a dessert. Strawberries are surprisingly low in sugar considering they taste so sweet and delicious. Not just strawberries, all berries are generally lowest in sugar and highest in antioxidants and other nutrients.
Not a lot of people like the taste of Avocado. Some do not even consider it to be a fruit. But, they are fruits indeed and healthy ones, at that. They have extremely low sugar content while being packed with healthy fats that keep you full for a longer period of time. If you don’t like to eat them plain, you can enjoy them as a smoothie!
Guava is more than just a low sugar content fruit. It helps with many health issues that range anywhere from constipation, diarrhoea, to high blood pressure. They are the low-sugar exception to the tropical fruits.
Water melons are enjoyed by all, essentially because they are sweet and juicy. Although, they taste sweet, they are low in sugar. This means you can munch a large portion of this summer fruit and still have your carbs in check. What’s more, they’re also rich in iron.
A papaya is another fruit that is available all-year long. Raw or ripe, it can be enjoyed both ways. Either way, it’s a great way to get vitamin C into your system. They are lower in sugar than the other tropical fruits.