Lemons and limes
Considering their often-tart flavour, it’s easy to see – or, rather, taste – how lemons and limes are low in sugar (they only contain 2.5 grams and 1.7 grams per piece, respectively). But the health benefits don’t just stop there…
According to scientific research, soluble fibres found in the peels and juice of these citric fruits assist in slowing the body’s absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
Not only that, lemons and limes also contain vitamin C, which researchers say can help kick colds and flus, as well as reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Try adding a slice of lemon to a glass of water come dinner time, or drizzle lemon juice on white rice to lower the grain’s GI count.