When you’re a sweet tooth, it’s hard to manage your sugar intake.

Maybe you’ve managed to remove processed sugars from your diet, but what about the sugar in fruits. If you’re diabetic, you probably want to know what fruits are more okay to eat for your blood sugar.

While fruits have many healthy and essential nutrients, there are some whose sugar content is more harmful than others. Know which fruits for you have the least impact on your blood sugar so you can enjoy nature’s bounty without compromising your health.

1. Lemons

Lemons are rich in vitamin C. Apart from lemons, limes are also great. They don’t have a lot of sugar, and they’re a great fruit to mix with water to quench your thirst and lessen your appetite.

2. Raspberries

Raspberries hardly have any dangerous sugars in them for diabetics. They’re also rich in fiber. Berries are generally great for diabetics. People from the tropical regions of the world hardly ever get to taste real berries.

3. Strawberries

Strawberries are known to be low in sugar. They’re also rich in vitamin C, and can quickly fill up your daily need for the vitamin.

4. Blackberries

In a cup of blackberries, you only get 7 grams of sugar. Munching on these delectables won’t make you feel guilty for eating. They’re also high in fiber and antioxidants.

5. Kiwis

Fresh Kiwi Halves
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A kind of berry, kiwis are rich in vitamin C as well, and also low in sugar. In each kiwi, you get only about 6 grams of sugar. Hopefully you get to find these fruits in your grocery store and experience its taste.

6. Grapefruit

They’re not nearly as sweet as grapes, but they don’t contain a lot of sugar with only 9 grams of sugar in them per medium-sized grapefruit.

7. Avocado

These are low in sugar, and they’re really tasty once you get used to how good its flavor experience is. One whole avocado only has a gram of sugar in it. They’re also rich in healthy fats and keep you feeling full.

8. Watermelon

The most popular summer fruit in the world. What’s great about them is they’re low in sugar. It only has 10 grams of sugar in them. They’re also rich in iron.

9. Cantaloupe

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Cantaloupes are colored orange because of the vitamin A in them. It contains only 13 grams of sugar. Compare it to a can of soda which has about 40 grams of sugar and almost no nutritional value.

10. Peaches

Peaches are a great taste variant to apples. They contain only 13 grams of sugar in them, and it leaves you feeling hydrated.

11. Oranges

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Oranges don’t have a lot of calories and sugar, and it fills up your daily need for Vitamin C. In one orange is about 12 grams of sugar, and about 70 calories.


Serving size will always determine whether or not you’re eating too much of anything. While a cup of watermelon isn’t bad, if you go over four cups of watermelon, it can fare to a can of soda.

While fruits will always be better than processed snacks, moderation should still be observed. For example, I don’t feel very well after eating too many bananas.

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