Banana Peel Peeling Away From a Banana
A high intake of fruits and vegetables has consistently been linked to lower cancer and heart disease risk (5, 6, 7).
However, many fruits are high in carbs and may not be suitable for low-carb diets.
A typical serving of fruit is one cup or one small piece. For instance, a small apple contains 21 grams of carbs, 4 of which come from fiber (8).
On a very low-carb diet, it’s probably a good idea to avoid some fruits, especially sweet fruits and dried fruits, which have high carb counts:
Banana (1 medium): 27 grams of carbs, 3 of which are fiber (9).
Raisins (1 oz / 28 grams): 22 grams of carbs, 1 of which is fiber (10).
Dates (2 large): 36 grams of carbs, 4 of which are fiber (11).
Mango (1 cup, sliced): 28 grams of carbs, 3 of which are fiber (12).
Pear (1 medium): 28 grams of carbs, 6 of which are fiber (13).
Berries are lower in sugar and higher in fiber than other fruits. Therefore, small amounts (such as half a cup) can be enjoyed even on very low-carb diets.