9 Fruits That Are Actually Keto-Friendly
The jury’s still out on whether the ketogenic (keto) diet is actually worth it. But, like it or not, this diet trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Yeah, the lists of foods you can and can’t eat on the low-carb diet are pretty daunting—but you don’t have to completely deprive yourself. While some fruits (apples, bananas, oranges) are off-limits, others are considered keto-friendly.
Here’s one small caveat: Carbs add up. Just because something is low in carbs doesn’t mean you should gorge yourself. In moderation, though, these nine fruits can make a great addition to your keto diet:
The humble avocado (no, it’s not a vegetable) is pretty much the fruit to eat on the keto diet. It’s high in healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but it’s extremely low in carbs.
Another should-be vegetable, tomatoes are super low in carbs but they’re a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
You read that right, olives are actually fruits too! Are you noticing a theme here? The sweeter the fruit, the more likely it is to have a lot of carbs. That’s why fruits that we typically think of as vegetables are more keto-friendly than their sugary peers.
4-6. Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries
Both raspberries and blackberries have 5 net carbs per 100 grams, while strawberries have 6 net carbs per 100 grams. Small amounts are are totally OK. Again, though, moderation is key.
Rich in healthy fats and nutrients. Low in carbs. Coconut is basically a keto dream.
8-9. Lemons and Limes
While you might want to stay away from oranges on the keto diet, feel free to flavor your foods with lemon and lime juice.