Skip to Content

Let’s Eat Some Low Carb Fruit While On Keto

Let’s Eat Some Low Carb Fruit While On Keto

Should we be eating fruit while on keto? What are Some Good Low-Carb Fruits? And how should we incorporate them into our daily diet?

The keto diet has been life-changing for so many people, me included. One of the things that keto can do for us, is to help us break sugar cravings. Being addicted to sugar is no joke. And it is hard to go cold-turkey with sweets.

Luckily, keto can help you transition away from sugary sweets by providing you with a few natural sweet alternatives. Namely Fruit.

Sugary fruits like watermelon will still give me a sugar rush, but low-carb berries and lemons give me a taste of sweetness without the addictive need to keep eating.


low carb and keto friendly berries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries

Here are some of the low-carb fruits you can eat when you are on the keto diet.



Berries are the best!

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Lingonberries
  • Cranberries
  • Elderberries
  • Goji Berries

I love sticking fresh blueberries in the freezer, and eating a handful as a quick, sweet snack. This can be done with a bunch of other berries as well. Not all berries are perfectly low carb. But for me, I have noticed that none of the berries I mentioned (in small doses, of course) will kick me out of ketosis.

But to warn you, you may have a different level of tolerance than I do. So pay attention to the things you eat, and how those foods make you feel.

Berries are among the best low-carb fruits you can have while you are on the keto diet. They are going to be the lowest in carbs, plus are filled with nutrients to help you have well-balanced meals and snacks. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries all have 6 grams of carbs for a single serving, which is about a handful of berries. They are great to add to your summer salads, have as a snack, or eat when you want something sweet without added sugars. Blueberries are also relatively low, but at about 12 grams of
carbs per serving, aren’t the best option unless you are having less than a full serving of them.

The Many Benefits of Berries

Berries are not only delicious, but they are also packed with nutrients that are good for your health. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, and boysenberries are all loaded with heart-healthy potassium, folate, and fiber. Not only do berries have a high fiber content, but they are also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits of berries.


The Health Benefits of Berries


Berries are low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them an excellent choice for people who are trying to lose weight. Fiber helps to curb appetites and makes you feel full longer after eating. In addition, berries are a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect your cells from damage.

Berry antioxidants have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. They can also help to boost the immune system and improve brain function. If you’re looking for a healthy snack that will help you lose weight and keep your mind sharp, reach for a handful of berries instead of unhealthy junk food.


As you can see, there are many reasons to incorporate berries into your diet. Not only are they delicious, but they are also good for your heart, brain, and waistline. So next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure to pick up some strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, or boysenberries. Your body will thank you!



Some other low-carb fruits with 10 or less net grams per day are:

  • Coconut
  • Lemons
  • Limes

The benefits of coconuts, lemons, and limes on a keto diet

When you think of a keto diet, you might not immediately think of coconuts, lemons, and limes. But these three fruits can actually be great for people on a keto diet! Here’s why:

Coconuts are a great source of healthy fats.
Lemons and limes are great sources of Vitamin C.
All three fruits are low in carbs.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits.

Coconuts are a great source of healthy fats.
The keto diet is all about eating healthy fats, so coconuts are a great choice. Coconuts are also a good source of fiber, which is important on a keto diet. Fiber helps you feel full and can help improve your digestion.

Not only that, but coconut flour is a major player in keto recipes (check out other keto staples here)

Lemons and limes are great sources of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an important nutrient that helps boost your immune system. It’s also important for your skin, hair, and nails. Lemons and limes are also a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage.

All three fruits are low in carbs.
This is important because the keto diet is all about limiting your carb intake. By eating low-carb foods like coconuts, lemons, and limes, you’ll be able to stay within your daily carb limit and still get the nutrients your body needs.

As you can see, coconuts, lemons, and limes can be great for people on a keto diet! They’re packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants So if you’re looking for some new fruit options to add to your keto diet, be sure to give coconuts, lemons, and limes a try!


Fruits that are not low carb


Other fruits tend to be too high in sugars, which then causes them to be higher in carbs.
These include watermelon, bananas, apples, grapes, and cherries.

You don’t have to eat fruit while on the keto diet, but it is a good way to have something
sweet, increase your nutrition, and break up the monotony of all your meats and
veggies. You might be looking for something lighter or just a handful of keto fruit as a
quick and healthy snack, so it comes in handy knowing which fruit to turn to first.

Looking for an easier way to meal plan? We've got you covered! Yummy, easy recipes, truly customized to you! Use code GET10 to get $10 off at PlateJoy!

***Thank you for visiting! Once again, we want to remind you that this post may contain affiliate links. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details. and our privacy policy for more details.***

And, as always, the opinions expressed are our own. We are not medical professionals and do not claim to be. Please consult your doctor before trying any new exercise or diet program. Please see our medical disclaimer for more details.***