It’s no secret that fruit is good to your health, but not all fruits are created equal. Some fruits are high in extra sugar content that you probably don’t need. Sugar content is measured by glycemic index (GI), generally everything under 55 is considered low in GI. Fruits listed here will have GI value less than 45. Here are my top 6 favorite fruits which are low in sugar content and taste delicious also (in no particular order).


1. Avocado

Glycemic index is less than 15. This green, meaty fruit is loaded with oleic acid which has the ability to lower cholesterol.

On top of that, avocado is heart healthy. It’s loaded with folate, an important nutrient to your health. You can literally mix avocado with anything, slice it, dice it, puree it and mix it with your salad, steak or simply make a delicious refreshing avocado juice.



2. Tomato


Glycemic index is less than 15. Lycopene in tomato is a cancer busting anti-oxidant. 100 gram of tomato contains 18 calories according to calorie counter. Similar to avocado, you can literally mix tomato with anything. My favorite is to make quick 5 minutes Gazpacho (cold tomato soup).


3. Grapefruit


Glycemic index is 25. This sour and tangy heaven is rich in vitamin C and lycopene. 100 gram of this pink fruit contains approximately 32 calories.
Other than squeezing the fruit for the juice or topping it with sugar (try low calorie sugar substitute), you can also use the grapefruit to ceviche fish (sprinkling it on fish).

4. Plum


Glycemic index is 24. Plum is rich in phenols, antioxidant substance which protect your cell. Other than that, plum is an excellent source of vitamin C.

Even the dried plum, prune, still yields similar antioxidant and tastes excellent too. Beware of additional sugar content when purchasing packaged prune. 100 gram of fresh plum contains approximately 46 calories.

5. Apples


Glycemic index is 35. This is a great fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth. Apple is an excellent source of fiber, in fact one small apple is estimated to contain 2.5 g of fiber, approximately 10% of our daily recommended fiber intake. Apple juice is also one of the most refreshing and versatile drink that I ever had. Add diced apple to your salad or just take one for snack daily.





6. Cherry

Glycemic index is 22. One cup of cherry contains 74 calories. What I love about this fruit is its sweet but elegant scent.

On top of that, cherry has nice color; you can literally garnish most dishes and drinks with cherry. Be wary of dried cherry since it is often loaded with additional coloring and sugar.

9 comments:

  1. Matthias Gaspar said...

    Never realize plum has that few calories and sugar. The prune that I ate must have had its sugar altered.

  2. Boyd said...

    You forget figs :).

  3. Nicole said...

    I enjoy avocado and cherry. What I do is I chop and add them to my salad bowl. Or simply just slice them and dip it to low fat yogurt.

  4. Sean said...

    I only like apple among the six >.<" I totally don't like tomato.

  5. Anonymous said...

    Not all fruits are created equal. Steer clear of those which have been altered by human such as seedless watermelon or grape.

  6. Health Freak Mommy said...

    Guavas have low GI too and also high in Vitamin C. Red apples have quite high sugar content but green apples are fine.

  7. cbenc12 said...

    wow, i must eat more tomato and plum~ nice article!

  8. Saleant said...

    Wow - great list, some favourite foods.

    Would it be better to put a honey with grapefruit and avoid the chemicals of sweetener all together?

  9. Anonymous said...

    put dee lime in dee coconut n drank it all up



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