With neurological diseases such as epilepsy, the the ketogenic diet has now become a popular diet among people who want to lose weight effectively. But did you know that this diet requires you to eat low-carb fruits?

Since the keto diet strictly monitors your carb intake, you can’t overeat certain kinds of produce, especially fruits and vegetables. Carbs from whole produce are better compared to refined and processed foods, such as grains and legumes. However, carbs from fruits and vegetables are still counted as carbs.

To ensure the success of a keto diet, you need to monitor your carb intake. Fruits are full of healthy antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, but they aren’t nutritionally equivalent to vegetables. If you’re on the keto diet, the preferred ratio of fruits and vegetables is “a single serving of fruit for every four to five cups of vegetables.”

Fruits have beneficial nutrients, but eating too many may still cause blood sugar problems and obesity, especially since fruits contain sugars like glucose and fructose. 

You don’t have to avoid fruits entirely. When on the keto diet, you must consume both fruits and vegetables in moderation.

With the exception of lemons and lime, all fruits are calculated using half-cup portion sizes. Lemons and limes are calculated via the juice of a medium-sized fruit.

These low-carb fruits can be used to make keto-friendly desserts, fat bombs (or small snacks that are full of fat and low in carbs that can be eaten as a quick meal or as a source of extra fuel), savory dishes, or smoothies. Alternatively, you can eat them as low-carb snacks on their own. Read more…

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