Keto Food Questions

Berries vs Fruit on Keto

Fruits are generally higher in sugar and lower in fiber than vegetables. However, berries offer a unique advantage: they have less sugar and a lower glycemic load. This means they're packed with fiber and phytonutrients that help manage blood sugar spikes.

Here's a quick comparison:

  • Blackberries (¾ cup): 4g carbs (best choice!)

  • Raspberries (¾ cup): Slightly higher in carbs

  • Strawberries (¾ cup): Higher in carbs than blackberries and raspberries

  • Blueberries (¾ cup): 12g carbs (still a decent option)

Compare this to other fruits:

  • Apple: 25g carbs, 19g sugar

  • Peach: 13g sugar, 12g carbs

  • Banana: 27g carbs, 14g sugar

  • Grapes: 16g carbs, 15g sugar

Clearly, berries are a much better choice for a ketogenic diet. Remember, the goal with keto is to keep carbs low while minimizing blood sugar spikes, also known as the glycemic index and glycemic load. 

Last updated: Mar 11, 2024 15:20 PM