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A Short List of Fruits with the Lowest Glycemic Load 

 March 8, 2015

By  Gabriela

(HealthAndLovePage)

This is what each of us should know when mixing the ingredients in a fruit salad in case you want to balance sugar intake.

Fruits with the Lowest Glycemic Load

These fruits have the lowest glycemic load:

1. Cranberries

Those who enjoy cranberries shouldn’t pay much attention about how much cranberries they have eaten because a cup of cranberries has about four grams of sugar. The specific taste they have comes from the high level of vitamin C found in them. This fruit is well known for the healing properties and many nutritionists recommend it as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics.

2. Avocado

This exotic fruit contains only a small amount of sugar which is something really rare in exotic fruits. One average avocado contains about one gram of sugar. However, avocado is rich in fatty acids, potassium and other nutrients and is known for its ability to lower cholesterol levels.

Glycemic Load

3. Strawberries

Strawberries come with relatively low amounts of sugar – about seven grams in one cup. They contain about 85 mg of vitamin C, which is about the same amount as the daily amount of recommended intake of vitamin C for adults.

4. Blackberries

These berries have similar amount of sugar, but they contain Vitamin K, B9 and fiber. Of course, they are rich in Vitamin C too.

5. Raspberries

This fruit also contains small quantities of sugar. People who want to add raspberries in their smoothies have nothing to worry about – a cup of fresh raspberries has about five grams of sugar and “tons” of fiber. As a matter of fact, raspberries help the body in balancing blood sugar and they have strong antiviral properties.

Source: Healthy Food House

About the author 

Gabriela

A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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