13 low-carb fruits and vegetables

13 low-carb fruits and vegetables

Fruits tend to have a higher carbohydrate content than most vegetables because they contain naturally occurring sugars.

However, this does not mean that people should avoid them.

People monitoring their carbohydrate intake should also note that some fruit has more water content. This means that they provide fewer carbs per 100 g serving.

The following are some low carb fruit options.

1. Watermelon

This summer fruit has the lowest carbohydrate content, with only 7.55 g per 100 g of fruit.

It is also a good source of vitamin A and has a high water content, making it a great high volume food.

Watermelon can also lead to feelings of fullness while providing fewer calories.

2. Strawberries

Berries are a popular choice for people watching their carb intake, and strawberries have the least of any berry.

Each 100 g serving of strawberries provides 7.68 g of carbohydrates.

They are also excellent sources of potassium and vitamin C.

Read more about strawberries here.

3. Cantaloupe

This orange melon is a popular summer fruit and contains only 8.16 g of carbohydrates per 100 g.

Some people like to eat melons, including cantaloupe and honeydew, with tuna salad. Try blending it with lime, mint, and water to make a refreshing agua fresca.

Find out more about the health benefits of cantaloupe here.

4. Avocados

Avocados are fruits with a relatively low carbohydrate content. For every 100 g of avocado, a person gets an estimated 8.53 g of carbohydrates.

Avocados are also a good source of monounsaturated fats. These may have protective effects on the heart and blood vessels.

Here, learn more about what avocados can do for health.

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5. Honeydew

Another type of melon, honeydew, provides around 9.09 g of carbohydrates for every 100 g.

It is also an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as potassium.

Potassium is an electrolyte that helps maintain good blood pressure, balance acid levels, and encourage healthy metabolism.

6. Peaches

Peaches have a surprisingly low carbohydrate content, considering that they are among the sweeter fruits available.

For every 100 g of fruit, a person gets 9.54 g of carbohydrates.

For a low carb snack, serve peaches up with some cottage cheese, or try a peach and blueberry smoothie.

Learn more about the health benefits of peaches here.