3 Diabetic-Friendly Low-Sugar Fruits You Can Eat More Of

These low-sugar fruits but are not only healthy but also good for your blood-glucose levels

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One way to increase daily intake of lemon and lime juices is to squeeze them into your jar of water. (Photo: Pixabay)

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.