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What Are The Best Low-Calorie Fruit Options?

Here’s our roundup of low-calorie fruits all under 100 calories

Low calorie fruits

1.      Apple

Calories: 32 per apple | Count five a day: one apple = one

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and also reduces weight. Nutrient-rich apples contain a flavonoid called quercetin, which is thought to reduce the risk of chronic disease. And one small apple only has about 32 calories.

2.      Blackberry

Calories: one per blackberry | Count five a day: nine blackberries = one

Blackberries are not only good for you, but they are also low in calories. Full of fiber, blackberries are also one of the best sources of the antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of many diseases. It contains one calorie per pill.

3.      Blueberries

Calories: Eight per tablespoon | Count five per day: Four tablespoons full = one

Known for being low in calories but exceptionally high in nutrients, one tablespoon of blueberries contains only eight calories, so you can eat three tablespoons and not even 30 calories. Low-calorie blueberries also can be a great addition to any diet.

4.      Cherry

Calories: 43 per 10 cherries | Count five a day: 14 cherries = one

This succulent, red stone fruit has a short season in early summer, so make the most of it as you can because it’s rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C, and contains more potassium (which helps with nerve function) than apples or strawberries.

5.      Dragon Fruit

Calories: 60 per fruit | Count five a day: One cup full of dragon fruit = one

This amazing-looking fruit contains about 60 calories per fruit. It’s full of dietary fiber and antioxidants and is a great plant-based source of magnesium that helps convert food into energy.

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6.      Grapefruit

Calories: 52 per half of a grapefruit | Count five a day: Half a grapefruit = one

Not everyone loves the texture of grapefruit, but this citrusy fruit is low in calories and high in nutrients. It is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, as well as potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. It’s thought to suppress appetite but can interact with some medications such as statins, so if you’re on medication, check before eating.

7.      Kiwi fruit

Calories: 42 per kiwi | Count five a day: two kiwis = one

A peeled kiwi fruit contains only 42 calories. Kiwi fruit also contains dietary fiber and will provide you with more vitamin C than an orange.

8.      Orange

Calories: 62 oranges | Count five a day: one orange = one

A medium-sized, thirst-quenching orange contains about 62 calories and is a good source of fiber, calcium, and vitamins A and C.

9.      Peach

Calories: 50 per peach | Count five a day: one peach = one

You’ll find about 50 calories in a medium-sized peach. Like many other fruits, peaches are a great source of antioxidants, including caffeic acid, carotenoids – believed to have cancer-fighting properties – and vitamins A and C.

10.  Pear

Calories: 85 per pear | Count five a day: one pear = one

A small pear provides 85 calories. Like apples, they contain pectin – a type of plant fiber good for gut bacteria – and copper, which help the body make red blood cells.

11.  Pineapple

Calories: 84 in 2 thick slices | Count five a day: One big slice = one

This delicious exotic fruit packs a bit more calories than others but you can still enjoy two slices of fat from a fresh pineapple and only consumes 84 calories. Its enzymes are good for the digestion, too.

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12.  Peach

Calories: 35 per prune | Five a day: two peaches = one

With about 35 calories in one pill, you can treat yourself to a couple and still be well below the 100-calorie mark. Prunes contain vitamins A, C, and K as well as some essential minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

13.  Pomegranate

Calories: 39 per half of a pomegranate | Five a day: one cup of pomegranate seeds = one

Truly the food of the gods, pomegranate is considered to be one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. The juice is exceptionally high in antioxidants, which protect your cells from potentially harmful free radicals.

14.  Raspberry

Calories: One per berry | Count five a day: 12 berries = 1

One of these shiny little berries has only one calorie so you can eat until you’re full and not even reach 100 calories. Not only has that, raspberries contained powerful antioxidants that are believed to fight inflammation in the body.