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Watermelon
Fruits & Berries
Not Keto Friendly
Per 100g
Net carbs
7.15g
Total carbs
7.55g
Fats
0.15g
Protein
0.61g
Calories
30
Glycemic Index
80
Fiber
0.4g
Sugars
6.2g

Is Watermelon Keto?

Watermelon is not a keto food. While watermelon packs heart-health benefits, it is naturally high in net carbs. Therefore, you should avoid watermelon when following the keto diet or consume it very moderately.

Not Keto

  • Watermelon is not a keto-friendly food as it is both high in carbs and low in fats. The keto diet requires you to cut back on carbs and ramp up your fat intake. 
  • Unfortunately, the macros of watermelon do not meet the basic keto requirements. 
  • For keto success, you need to take 70–80% of your daily calorie intake from healthy fats. 
  • There are other fruits you can enjoy on the keto diet. For example, avocados are the perfect keto fruit containing healthy unsaturated fats.  
  • Watermelon also contains sugar which can spike blood sugar and prevent ketosis.

Natural but Too High in Carbs

  • Watermelon is high in carbs. A 100g serving of watermelon contains 7.15g of net carbs.
  • The keto diet places restrictions on your carbohydrate intake. As you can only consume under 50 grams of carbs per day, too much watermelon can kick you out of ketosis. 
  • Opt for more low-carb fruits, like blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
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