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From Apples To Olives: 10 Low-Sugar Fruits That Can Help Keep Blood-Sugar Level Stable

Date June 29, 2018

There’s no secret that Americans consume too much sugar. In fact, they start consuming it as early as infancy, which may later lead to asthma, obesity, and dental cavities. But you still shouldn’t cut out fruits when you try to limit sugar intake because they are a source of important nutrients like fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C.

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Here are 10 low-sugar fruits you should reach for:

1. Apples

Apples are some of the tastiest fruits you can eat. As they are rich in soluble fiber, they can serve as the perfect mid-day snack. Besides, by eating apples, you can lower your bad cholesterol levels.

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2. Avocado

Avocados are not only tasty and low in sugar, but they are also a solid source of fiber and monounsaturated fats. Just add some pureed fruit in your cake or milkshake, and you will enjoy the taste of a perfect dessert.

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3. Grapefruit

By eating half of a grapefruit, you get half of the daily-recommended value of vitamin C. But if you’re taking any meds, it’s necessary to consult doctor because this fruit may have bad interactions with some particular types of drugs.

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4. Tomatoes

As tomatoes contain carotenoid lycopene, this may help strengthen your bones and protect your skin against UV rays. Still, don’t forget to use SPF!

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5. Strawberries

Like grapefruit, strawberries are rich in vitamin C. Besides, they have a decent amount of antioxidants and fiber and serve as the anti-inflammatory food.

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6. Cucumbers

Yes, cucumbers are actually fruit and not vegetables. They’re basically all water and a perfect food to munch mindlessly.

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7. Olives

The oil of this fruit can help decrease blood pressure in people with hypertension. Olives are low in sugar, but keep an eye on jars and cans it’s sold in – it may contain sodium!

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8. Watermelon

This is a perfect fruit for everyone who enjoys working out. Watermelon is rich in amino acids that help athletes feel less sore and recover faster.

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9. Lime

This is another fruit that can help you get the daily vitamin C dose. So go ahead and add it to your seltzer water or salad dressings.

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10. Squash

By eating squash, you can stabilize your blood sugar levels and slow down digestion. A useful fruit, indeed!

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What are your favorite fruits?

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