5 Low-Sugar Fruits You Should Eat Daily
Updated: Jul 21, 2020
It's no secret that I LOVE watermelon.
Tell me what is better than a sweet, juicy, cool, low-sugar fruit that goes well in salsa, sorbet, salads, or simply solo?!
Watermelon has always been a favorite, but I used to eat a lot more sugar in my fruits.
Before, I would eat all the tropical fruits whenever I so pleased (no wonder I'd still feel bloated even though I thought I was eating clean).
Now, I always keep these low-sugar fruits in my fridge and only eat them in the mornings and afternoons. These fruits are tasty & packed with rejuvenating benefits for your body.
I know it's hard to cut cravings for sugar-- trust me. I am a brownie and all-things chocolate lover. I want to have chocolate after my meals, any day and all day.
At first, it was a hard notion for me to accept that just like sweets-- a lot of fruit has way too much sugar, too.
Fruits like mangoes, pineapples, papayas-- anything tropical and super sweet shouldn't be eaten on the reg if you're trying to cut down on sugars.
According to nutritionists at Healthline, too much sugar in the body can lead to weight gain, acne, loss of energy, depression, heart disease, and cancer.
Luckily, these five fruits below are tasty, low-sugar, and packed with benefits.
If you incorporate these fruits into your daily diet, you will feel better on the inside and look better on the outside.
Here are just some key benefits of these fruits:
1. Watermelon - (1 wedge = 18 g sugar)
Since 92% of it is made of watermelon, this fruit will help keep you feeling full.
Lycopene (what gives it its red color) is a powerful antioxidant, which helps rejuvenate your skin.
It also helps lower risks of cancer, lower cholesterol, and reduce inflammation.
2. Avocados - (1 avocado = 1.3 g sugar)
These sweet goodies are jam packed with healthy fats! That means they keep you feeling full, supports skin health, and helps absorb vitamins and nutrients.
Fiber is essential for your digestion to naturally detoxify your body.
Good digestive health boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation.
3. Blueberries - (1 cup = 15 g sugar)
These lil' guys are full of antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Vitamin C helps promote skin health to prevent damage and smooth wrinkles.
Anthocyanin is the plant compound that gives it its deep blue color, and is also the source of the antioxidants.
They also reduce risks of obesity, increase energy, and protect against heart disease.
4. Blackberries - (1 cup = 7 g sugar)
These guys also have the same benefits that come from Vitamin C & K, antioxidants, and fiber.
They also are a great source of Vitamin A, which supports the immune system and helps to support eye health.
They also improve cognitive skills and help you think clearer.
5. Strawberries - (1 cup = 0.6 g sugar)
Yet another fruit with powerful antioxidants-- who doesn't need brighter skin & whiter teeth?
Strawberries also are a rich source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure.
In addition, strawberries prevent cancer, inhibit inflammation, and improve heart health.
Try throwing your berries into your smoothie or some Greek yogurt for breakfast. For lunch, cut half of an avocado into your spinach salad. After a workout, snack on some watermelon to aid your muscles to recovery. For more wellness tips, subscribe to get my blog updates!