- All fruit contains sugar, although some varieties have a higher content than others. People looking to control their sugar intake will often give up or reduce their consumption of fizzy drinks, chocolate, or candy but may not think about fruit.
In this article, we look at the best low-sugar fruits for anyone looking to reduce their daily sugar intake without compromising on taste and nutrition.
Low-sugar fruits can still provide the fiber, vitamins, and minerals a person requires.
Low-sugar fruits include:
Strawberries, like many other berries, are often high in fiber and contain very little sugar.
There are only about 8 grams (g) of sugar in eight medium-sized strawberries. They are also a good source of vitamin C.
Although they taste sweet, a medium sized peach only contains around 13 g of sugar.
Like strawberries, these berries also contain between 4 and 5 g of sugar, 5.3 g of fiber, and 1.39 g of protein per 100 g.
They are also a good source of antioxidants.
It is interesting to note that blueberries contain around double the amount of sugar as blackberries.
4. Lemons and limes
Not many people would pick up a lemon or lime to eat as a snack. However, with no more than 2 g of sugar per fruit and high levels of vitamin C, these are a great addition to a person’s diet.
People can squeeze a lemon or lime into sparkling water to replace other sugary carbonated beverages, or even squeeze lemon juice over a salad instead of using a salad dressing.
5. Honeydew melon
A popular summer snack, a slice of honeydew melon contains around 11 grams of digestible sugar.
Honeydew melon also contains potassium, vitamin C, and iron.
A medium-sized orange has around 14 g of digestible sugar and is also an excellent source of vitamin C.
Orange juice and all other fruit juices bought from the supermarket may contain added sugars. If a person wants to limit their sugar intake, it is usually better to eat the fruit itself rather than drink its juice.
This low-sugar fruit is a favorite breakfast food.
Half a medium-sized grapefruit contains around 11 g of sugar. If a person finds grapefruit too sharp, they may wish to drizzle a small amount of honey or sprinkle Stevia on top.
Avocados are almost sugar-free. They are also a good source of healthful fats and fiber.