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.)
asked byzaitz (432)
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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.