9 Healthy Keto-Friendly Fruits

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When I first started my 2-week Keto Challenge, I was left wondering what low-carb keto fruit options I would be able to eat. Due to the high carb content, fruits are usually a no-no for the Keto diet – but there are actually some exceptions that I wish I knew about since the beginning!


Whether you may be considering the to try the Keto diet to lose some weight or to capitalize on the health benefits, you should understand that Keto dieting is all about changing your body’s metabolism and so that it shifts from using glucose as an energy source to fat instead. 


The most difficult part of the Keto diet is maintaining the state of Ketosis, where your body is burning fat for fuel and stops producing glucose. This is because your body is accustomed to using glucose as a fuel source and will try anything whatever it can to make that possible.


Therefore, your job as a Keto dieter is to only eat foods that don’t give your body the resources to create glucose and kick you out of ketosis.For me, that meant avoiding a lot of different types of food altogether, sadly including fruit, but that can be quite disappointing if you are a fruit lover like me.


WHAT CAN YOU EAT

I’ve put together a list of keto fruit that are low-carb and friendly to the keto diet.


1. STRAWBERRIES


Strawberries are not only the first fruit on this list, but they are also a personal favorite. They are a great choice to snack on while you are in ketosis. They average about 0.9 grams of carbs and 0,2 grams of fiber per piece of medium-sized fruit. That’s a large amount of fiber and as a berry!


They also are a good source of antioxidants that you would have to look hard to find from another food source while on a Keto diet.


2. AVOCADOS

Avocados are great for the heart. They have a lot of very healthy fats, which is often precisely what you need on a Keto diet, and they also are a good source of Potassium and vitamin C which may help with the Keto Flu when you are first starting your Keto journey.


Avocados are not only high in healthy fats, but those fats are very good for your heart, so incorporating avocados into your ketogenic meals will help to strengthen the health of your heart and further build on the health benefits you are already striving toward while on the Keto diet.


3. STAR FRUIT

Star fruit is an uncommon food option and something that a lot of people will not be familiar with. Even more of a reason to give it a look and try out something new!


A ½-cup serving of cubed star fruit contains about 2.6 g of net carbohydrates, 1.8 g of fiber, and 2.6 g of sugar. It is also loaded with Potassium and vitamin C which are both important minerals for your body and should help you when dealing with some of the side effects of a Keto diet So, it's worth a try if you're on a Keto diet and want to satisfy your sweet tooth.


4. PEACHES