The amount of carbohydrates in one’s diet can affect the blood glucose level. Fruits contain sugars and carbohydrates, but some have more than others.
Below are 7 low carb fruits for diabetics. Consider including these fruits into your diet.
One kiwi fruit can supply 140% of your recommended daily value for Vitamin C. It is also a good source of Vitamin K at 45% of RDA, 10 grams of carbs for one fruit and 3 grams of fiber. Kiwi has 7 grams of net carb.
2. Tart Cherries
Cherries are low-GI and low carb choice that can be safely included in a diabetic diet. Also tart cherries contain more anti-inflammatory agents than any other fruit. It is also packed with antioxidants, which help fight heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
Apricots are sweet, low-carb and a summer fruit staple. One apricot has 4 grams of carbohydrates and 17 calories. Four fresh apricots equal one serving and provide more than 70% of your daily vitamin A requirement. It is also a good source of fiber.
Peaches contain fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C. Peaches can be eaten on their own or tossed into iced tea for a fruity flavor.
Strawberry contains anti-cancer bioflavanoids. It is also rich in Vitamin C with 125% RDA, potassium, folate and fiber. Most importantly it contains oxalic acid, that can reduce mineral absorption.
Oranges can provide all the vitamin C you need in a day. It contains 62 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates. It also contain potassium and folate, which are responsible for normalizing blood pressure.
Pears are a good source of fiber and potassium. The texture and flavor of pears improved after they’re picked. It should also be stored at room temperature, until ripe and just right for eating.