If you thought you would never be able to eat fruit while on keto then guess what???
You're in luck!
There are actually several keto approved fruits that you not only can you eat but you should eat because let's face it… sometimes you have a taste for something light and sweet and a fat bomb just won't do!
So below I have the top 7 fruits that you can have on keto… and the best part is all of them are good for you and won't throw you out of ketosis!
# 1: Cantaloupe: 6 Net Carbs Per 1/2 Cup Serving
Now most people think that you can't have cantaloupe on the keto diet but the reality is, that couldn't be further from the truth!
Cantaloupe is not only low in carbs but it's also low in calories which makes it the perfect sweet treat to eat!
Plus there are a TON of benefits to eating cantaloupe… especially since it provides your body with so many benefits!
Some of which includes providing you with an increase in vitamins A & C, boosting your immune system and providing you with additional potassium which helps with lowering your stress and anxiety levels!
So as you see, despite what you've heard cantaloupe is actually good for you!
# 2: Strawberries: 3 Net Carbs Per 1/2 Cup Serving
In case you didn't know, strawberries are perfect for the keto diet because not only will eating them help you lose weight but they will also help you burn up any stored fat you have lingering in your system!
Some of the other benefits of eating strawberries include boosting your short term memory and helping to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Plus strawberries are also known to promote bone health which is important for us women as we're aging and one last, but very important thing you need to know is that strawberries are also known for their anti-aging properties.
So enjoy these pretty read treats whenever you can!
# 3: Watermelon: 5.5 Net Carbs Per 1/2 Cup Serving
In addition to watermelon tasting super yummy (especially on a hot summer day), it also has a small amount of net carbs per half a cup serving!
Watermelon also provides you with ton of vitamins that your body needs and loves such as Vitamins A & C and also magnesium and potassium.
Watermelon is also known for promoting heart health and also serves as a natural diuretic.
Watermelon also has some other healing properties which includes its ability to reduce inflammation in your body and also improve your immune system.
So as you can see watermelon is more than just a sweet summertime treat. It also has some amazing health benefits!
# 4: Blackberries: 6 Net Carbs Per 1/2 Cup Serving
I consider blackberries one of nature's gifts to us because of all of the amazing vitamins eating them provides to our bodies!
Did you know that blackberries contain vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6? And that they also provide you with other essential minerals that your body needs such as iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and phosphorous?
And while blackberries do a lot for your body, some of the most important health benefits blackberries provide include improved skin & bone, a stronger immune system, improved digestive system and enhanced cognitive and eye health, a stronger immune system, enhanced cognitive performance, and improved digestive health.
So enjoy these little treats! They work well on salads and also on top of cheesecake!
# 5: Apricots: 3 Net Carbs For One Medium Apricot
Did you know that apricots were high in fiber and actually good for you?
Yes! It's true!
Apricots are a great source of vitamin A, (which is great for skin), C, E, and K.
Plus it's also rich in minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
Apricots also contain all sorts of antioxidants, dietary fiber and flavonoids and they're great for your heart and bones.
There's not much these little fruits don't do and since they're good for you, now you know it's ok to enjoy them occasionally!
# 6: Peaches: 4 Net Carbs For Half Of One Medium Peach
Since I'm a southern girl (by way of Chicago), I was raised on peaches and little did I know at the time all of the health benefits that eating peaches provided!
Not only are peaches juicy and sweet to eat, but they're also low in carbs and high in dietary fiber!
Peaches also have an abundance of vitamins including vitamins A, C, E, and niacin. They also pack a powerful punch when it comes to minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, and even phosphorous.
So don't be afraid to sit back and enjoy a sweet, juicy peach just because you're on keto! Just count those few little carbs and you'll be ok!
# 7: Avocados: 4 Net Carbs For Half Of One Medium Hass Avocado
OK well if you didn't now you know!
Avocados have sooooo many health benefits! I mean in addition to them being extremely nutrient-dense, they're also just YUMMY!!!
Like some of the other fruits above, avocados contain a lot of vitamins including C, K and B6. In addition to the “regular vitamins” that other fruits provide, avocados are also packed full of folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and potassium.
And as if that wasn't enough, we also know that avocados are also a fantastic source of healthy fat which is perfect for keto!
Plus avocados can help with stabilizing your blood sugar level, improving your eyesight, helping with weight loss, and lowering your cholesterol.
The greatest thing about avocados is that not they’re incredibly simple to incorporate into your diet and as I've already mentioned, they're one of the top healthy fat choices for the keto diet!
Do you eat any of these keto friendly fruits? If so how often? Leave me a comment and let me know below!