You probably noticed that I’m obsessed with health and fruits & veggies, so I’m getting really excited as the summer is coming up and all the incredible fruit that grows in the spring/summer season. Experts agree that a diet rich in fruits and veggies is the way to go. Fruits can provide essential nutrients, fiber and a host of other health benefits. If you enjoy fruits frequently, that’s great.
The only thing to be aware of is that—like all foods—certain fruits have more calories than others, and some have a lot more sugar. But never the less it is still natural and way better to treat yourself with a fruit full of sugar then a Snickers bar for example. Just because some fruits are more sugary doesn’t mean it’s comparable to eating candy. Fruits are filled with a variety of vitamins and nutrients that make them much healthier than candy. Plus, diets filled with fruits provide countless health benefits, while candy on the other hand…not so much.
But I am still preparing you a selection of one some of my favorites that are lowest in sugar and the best for you to eat. You can enjoy these fruits as much as you want. Apart from being lower in sugar content, they’re filled with antioxidants, cancer-fighting properties and loads of benefits to keep you healthy. As well as all the red fruits (berries) are known as amazing food for the brain.BLUEBERRIES
Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-filled fruits you can eat! Blueberries have a pretty low glycemic index, and they have been found to benefit people with diabetes. Probably number one on my fav fruits list (together with apricots, apples and grapefruits:)).
Made up of nearly 82 percent water, watermelon is a delicious summer staple. While watermelon does contain sugar, it’s more probable that you’ll enjoy a few slices of the fruit rather than an entire watermelon. Even with the sugar, watermelon has been shown to lower levels of blood sugar and blood pressure.RASPBERRIES
Half a cup of raspberries contains only 2.7 grams of sugar. Most of the carbohydrates found in raspberries come from their fiber content, which helps keep you feeling full.
Lemons are very low in sugar, high in vitamin C and have been found to protect against rheumatoid arthritis. The flavor of lemons can be enjoyed with just a zest or a squeeze. Add lemons to your tea, roast chicken or even pasta.
According to the USDA, half of a grapefruit has only 8 grams of sugar. Grapefruits are also filled with vitamin C. One of my favorites that I eat every morning together with my almond milk cappuccino.
The beautiful red color in strawberries makes them a powerhouse of nutritional value. The phenolic acid that gives strawberries their signature color helps to regulate blood sugar. With only 7 grams of sugar per cup, strawberries are a great option for a healthy dessert.
According to the USDA, boysenberries contain an impressive 9 grams of sugar for an entire cup. The tart berry is filled with fiber, folate, vitamin C and potassium.
Blackberries contain 4.8 grams of sugar per cup, which makes them a great treat. (Not mention they’re great for your heart.)
Cranberries have an impressive array of phytonutrients in addition to vitamin C. They can taste pretty bitter to some, but that’s just due to their limited sugar content.