The 11 best low-sugar fruits

The vast majority of Americans don’t eat enough fruit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 12 percent of adults eat the recommended daily amount. “Fruits are high in antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and fiber,” says Sarah Koszyk, RD, a nutrition coach and sports nutritionist. She adds that some fruits, like blueberries, can help optimize brain and heart health and reduce the risk of other diseases, like cancer.

One reason some shy away from fruit is that they fear the sugars in fruit will negatively impact their health. Koszyk says that unlike added sugars in overly processed foods, the sugars in fruit are naturally occurring and not something to obsess over. However, if you have diabetes or are trying to minimize spikes in blood sugar, it can be helpful to know which fruits are low in sugar so you can still enjoy their nutritional benefits without spikes in blood sugar.

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