Fiber is an indigestible type of carb, meaning it doesn’t count toward your total daily carb count. Including high-fiber fruits into your diet also helps prevent or relieve constipation, which is common with the low-carb lifestyle.
Here are the top five fruits I recommend if you are following the keto diet:
This berry is jam-packed with fiber and flavonoids. Raspberries have been shown to help reduce blood pressure and can aid in lowering your risk of heart disease. Each 1/2 cup serving of raspberries contains about 3.3 grams of net carbs and 4 grams of fiber.
Many people avoid cantaloupe, thinking it is packed with carbs. However, one wedge of this delicious and refreshing fruit contains only 7 grams of net carbs. It’s also loaded with beta-carotene and is a good source of folate.
Stick to the fresh fruit while you’re on keto. Each piece of fruit contains only 3 grams of net carbs and 17 calories. They’re also a good source of vitamin A and have that perfect sweet-but-tart balanced flavor.
Remember that even if you are following the ketogenic diet, you can totally eat fruit. Pay attention to how much fruit you’re eating. I typically recommend two servings of fruit per day to my clients. Too much sugar, even from plants, can prevent weight-loss goals.