The best fruit for lowcarbers - activehealthywell.com

While some fruits are indeed too high in fructose to fit easily into a carb-conscious plan, still more are nutritional powerhouses packed with the nutrients and fiber your body needs. South Beach diet creator Arthur Agatston, M.D.,  advised changing the way we think about fruits, such as bananas — formerly off limits due to their high GI; however, Dr. Agatston commented that because bananas are so rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins C and B6 he now deems them acceptable for low-carbers — as long as you stick with a maximum four-ounce portion (one medium banana or less).

A guide to your best low-carb/low glycemic-index (GI) fruit choices.

Kiwi
1 large
1 lg carbs
2.3g fiber

Strawberries
1/2 cup, halves
5.8g carbs
1.5g fiber

Orange
1 large
17.4g carbs
3.6g fiber

Cantaloupe
1/8 wedge
5.6g carbs
<1g fiber

Green Grapes
1/2 cup
14.5g carbs
<1g fiber

Pineapple
1/2 cup diced, fresh
9.8g carbs
1.1g fiber

Pear
1 medium
25.7g carbs
5.2g fiber

Peach
1 medium
9.4g carbs
1.5g fiber

Blueberries
1/2 cup
10.5g carbs
1.8g fiber

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