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From Citrus to Control: How Lemon Juice Can Help Regulate Diabetes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Lemon juice has been suggested to have potential benefits for glucose metabolism and diabetes management. Lemon is a very healthy citrus fruit loaded with antioxidants including vitamin C and flavonoids. Lemon juice has a low glycemic index, boosts metabolism, and does not cause a spike in blood sugar levels.

Different Ways to Use Lemon Juice
• Consider having a glass of warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning to increase your metabolism which will aid in weight loss.
• Refrain from adding sugar to the lemon water. Instead, you may use artificial sweeteners like stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit.
• Add lemon juice to a high-carb meal to lower its GI value and prevent blood sugar spikes.

Lemons contain bioactive compounds, including flavonoids, that possess antioxidant properties. These compounds have been demonstrated to lower oxidative stress and inflammation, which are crucial factors in the emergence and advancement of diabetes.
A study shows that lemon juice helped lower the mean peak blood glucose concentration by as much as 30%. Lemon juice also delays gastric emptying time and helps in controlling glucose levels. Drinking lemon water 5-10 minutes before a meal prevents the postprandial glucose surge.

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