Lemon VS Blood Sugar

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 01, 2012 at 10:30 AM

As a pre-diabetic recovering alcoholic I am endeavoring to lose weight and build my health. I figured lemons would be good for cleaning out my impaired kidneys(doctor-recommended) as well as providing a powerful punch of vit-c. I recently noticed how much sugar lemons contain on nutritiondata.com, and thought I might cut them out lest they increase my insulin and sabotage my results. If I am eating 3-9 fully squeezed lemons a day, would you suppose that that could possibly be too much sugar for a low-carb weight loss scheme? (Otherwise my diet is 0% carb, as best as I can reckon.)



on October 19, 2012
at 09:22 AM

@ jamie: I heard it from a hospital translator who works with a lot of diabetics who have kidney problems.



on September 25, 2012
at 02:24 PM

There are some other sources of vit c. Capsicuns, and tomatoes come to mind. Lemons arent high in sugar, they are quite low in sugar. IDK about 9 of them, but 3 should still be pretty insignificant...(One lemon has 1.5 grams sugar)



on September 25, 2012
at 02:18 PM

Why would eating a lemon "clean out your kidneys? exactly? I searched google scholar for studies related to lemons cleaning kidneys and came up with no results. Perhaps you could enlighten me on what reason you have to think that lemons would have such an effect?

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on September 01, 2012
at 11:12 AM

be advised that although it's less than a spike from eating carbs alone there is an insulin spike from eating just protein (and fat).

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on September 01, 2012
at 10:43 AM

I think you need to see how lemons make you feel. If you feel better eating lemons, don't even worry about the sugar in them. If you feel worse, don't eat them even if your doctor tells you too. Trust your body. It knows better than you do. I think cleansing your liver should be your priority right now and lemon juice in warm water suppose to do just that. However, if this is not working out for YOUR BODY, don't drink it. Stop thinking in terms of sugar. Start thinking about how your body feels when you do something.

Good luck! Don't ever do anything your body does not accept. It will tell you if it does not like it.


on September 25, 2012
at 01:57 PM

dont cut out the lemon, do exercice to loose the weight

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