Lemons Control Blood Sugar Levels
"How to Control Blood Sugar Levels with
Note: Some foods mentioned
in this article are not allowed on the Candida Diet.
Compelling evidence suggests that adding a little lemon
juice (red wine or vinegar can work as well) to your side order of salad can
significantly reduce the blood sugar spike caused by your main course meal!
Studies show that as little as 4 teaspoons of lemon juice in
a salad taken with an average meal (example, chicken and rice) lowered blood
sugar levels by as much as 30 percent! The effects appear to be related to the
acidity because other organic acids (such as lactic acid) also have a blood
sugar lowering effect.
For years now we have known that acidity in food can
dramatically alter the natural rate of stomach emptying, resulting in a slower
delivery of food to the small intestine. Digestion of the carbohydrate in the
food is therefore slowed and the final result is that blood sugar levels are
So the next time you are eating out or sitting down with
your family for a nice supper, add a side order of salad with lemon juice
sprinkled on top! Bee's note: Or have
the electrolyte drink with your meals (juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/4 teaspoon of
ocean sea salt in 6 ounces of warm filtered water), and also drink it between