Fruits That Are Low in Sugar To Improve Your Health

Dec 01, 2015 10:43 AM EST | By DonDon Navidad

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Moving along lightly with sugar may be the current craze, but if individuals are eliminating organic fruit from their diet, they're doing themselves a harmful action.

As stated by Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietitian and author of Read It Before You Eat It, "Fruit provides a lot of things people need. Fruits provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also hydrates individuals and provides with fiber, which fills people up."

If people are avoiding sugar for diabetes management or just to improve their health, there are plenty of guilt-free fruits that a person can eat. Like Strawberries, they are a great alternative when it comes to picking a fruit that's low in sugar. And a cup of strawberries contains only seven grams of sugar and provides more than a person's daily recommendation of vitamin C.

Bonnie Taub-Dix said that, the person's best way to minimize sugar intake is to be mindful of their portion sizes. Grapefruit is another great choice as an alternative to sugary snacks, but people should stick to the serving size - half of one of the fruits, which provides only 8 grams of sugar.

Avocados may not be on the top of people's mind when it comes to fruit selection, but avocados are just as satisfying. In addition to avocados being low in sugar, avocados are full of healthy fats and fiber. And with just one avocado, the fruit has a little over a gram of sugar.

Raspberries also are unexpectedly low in sugar in spite of their sweet taste. One cup of raspberries contains only five grams of sugar. And with eight grams of fiber, raspberries are more likely to leave a person feeling full compared to other fruits.

If a person has diabetes or are concerned about how fruit is affecting their blood sugar, that person should consider changing the way they eat it.  Bonnie Taub-Dix said that 1 apple intake has a lower glycemic index compared to apple juice. And one medium apple carries only 19 grams of sugar, in comparison to a cup of unsweetened apple juice that has about 24 grams of sugar.

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