Strawberries are Healthy, Versatile, and Totally Keto-Friendly!

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 How many carbs are in strawberries? There are just 8g of net carbs in 1 cup of strawberries, making them the perfect keto treat!

hand holding small bowl of strawberries

Need some extra sweetness in your life? 🍓

Following any low-carb diet means limiting sugars, even natural ones found in fruit. So unlike the other crazy myths about keto, limiting fruit consumption is necessary.

Having to walk past rows of fresh summer fruit might be kind of a bummer, but there are still some options that totally fit into a keto diet–especially strawberries!

strawberries in a bowl

As much as we love cheese, bacon, and cauliflower, we wanna switch it up every once in a while. 😅

And that’s where strawberries come to the rescue! While it’s important to be careful with the portion sizes and not eat too much fruit (even if it is low-carb), strawberries are the perfect, naturally sweet treat to help curb those cravings without straying from our keto goals.

Did you know? There are only about 11g of carbs total (and only 8 grams net carbs) in one whole cup of strawberries!

Here are some other awesome, healthy, & totally keto-friendly berries:

  • Raspberries–7 grams net carbs per cup
  • Blackberries–8 grams net carbs per cup
  • Cranberries–8 grams net carbs per cup
  • Boysenberries–6 grams net carbs per cup

pouring berries into bowl

Note: The berries we have to be somewhat careful with are blueberries, which contain a little over 20 total grams of carbs in one cup. As long as you keep it in moderation, or use a small amount across an entire recipe, you’ll be in the clear!

Aside from the small amount of carbs in strawberries, they also come with impressive health benefits!

Strawberries are packed with antioxidants and fiber, which can sometimes be hard to get enough of when you’re eating a high-fat diet. Studies have also shown that strawberries contain a flavonoid called quercetin which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent!

strawberry milkshake next to bowl of strawberries

If that isn’t cool enough, strawberries have also been known to:

  • Protect against cancer. According to some studies, the antioxidants present in strawberries may help prevent tumor growth.
  • Lower blood pressure. Since it can be hard to fit in enough potassium on the keto diet, strawberries are a great source of this blood pressure-lowering nutrient!
  • Prevent constipation. Like many other fruits and veggies, strawberries have a healthy dose of fiber to help keep you regular! 😉

Hip Tip: Check out our favorite ways to keep strawberries fresh!

strawberry shortcake stacked on a plate

As delicious as strawberries are by themselves, sometimes we’re cravin’ something a little on the sweeter side.

And don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These are some of our favorite & totally keto-approved berry recipes:

making keto cheesecake stuffed strawberries

While we can’t exactly eat everything we want on the keto diet, we can come pretty darn close! Low-carb strawberries are a great option when you’re really wanting some fresh fruit, or just a keto-friendly addition to smoothies, yogurt, or our favorite keto cereals. 🙌

Check out our yummy keto desserts for every sweet craving!

About the writer:

Brandi has an Associate's Degree and 5+ years of experience writing and creating online content for local businesses.

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