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Fruit in a Low-Carb Diet


Updated April 14, 2008

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Most fruits are full of nutrients. However, some of them are also full of sugar, so people whose bodies don't process sugars well must choose wisely.

Fortunately, many of the low-sugar fruits are the highest in nutrients and antioxidants, such as berries and melons. Most low-carb eaters can eat 1, 2, or sometimes even 3 servings of these fruits per day, unless they are very sensitive to sugar or are in a very low-carb phase of a diet such as the Atkins Diet or South Beach Diet; this is usually the first few weeks of such a diet.

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