Whether you are on a low-carb diet or not, eating more fruit is always a good idea. Quoted from Healthline, one of the best low carbohydrate fruits to include in your diet is avocado.
Avocado is a unique and delicious food. Avocados are also high in fat and contain very few digestible carbohydrates.
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One serving (150 grams) of chopped avocado contains 13 grams of carbs, 10 of which are fiber. Avocados are also rich in oleic acid, a type of monounsaturated fat that has beneficial effects on health.
Small research has found that avocados can help lower LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and triglyceride levels. LDL itself is bad cholesterol that can cause heart attacks and strokes, if not controlled properly.
Apart from that, avocado is also a good source of vitamin C, folate and potassium. Although avocado is a high calorie food, avocado is beneficial for weight management.
In one study, overweight people who included half an avocado in their lunch reported feeling fuller. They also feel less desire to eat, for the next five hours.
The next fruit, is tomato. This fruit, which is also often used as a vegetable, has a number of impressive health benefits.
Tomatoes are also low in digestible carbohydrates. One cup (149 grams) of cherry tomatoes contains 6 grams of carbs, 2 of which are fiber.
Tomatoes are a source of vitamins A, C, and K, which are good for your health. In addition, tomatoes are high in potassium, which can help reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke.
In fact, tomatoes have also been shown to strengthen the endothelial cells that line your arteries. Its high lycopene content can help prevent prostate cancer.
Tomatoes can be enjoyed cooked or raw. When tomatoes are cooked, they increase the lycopene content and add fats like olive oil.