Low Sugar Diets for Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is the body's inability to properly handle the large amounts of sugar that the average American consumes today. It's an overload of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and stress. "It is an alarming fact that countless Americans suffer-unsuspectingly-from the debilitating effects of hypoglycemia, a diet-related condition caused by low blood sugar. Unless the symptoms are diagnosed, a multitude of mental and physical disorders can go undetected," explains Dr.Harvey M. Ross.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

• fatigue
• insomnia
• mental confusion
• nervousness
• mood swings
• faintness
• headaches
• depression
• phobias
• heart palpitations

• a craving for sweets
• cold hands and feet
• forgetfulness
• dizziness
• blurred vision
• inner trembling
• outbursts of temper
• sudden hunger
• allergies

Roberta Ruggeria, the author of The Do's and Don'ts of Hypoglycemia - An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar, offers some suggestions for those people living with low blood sugar.

Watch your fruit consumption. If you are in the early or severe stages of hypoglycemia, you may not be able to eat any fruit. Some patients can eat just a small amount. Your diet diary will help guide you. Avoid dried fruits completely.

Be careful of the amount of "natural" foods or drinks you consume. Even though juices are natural, they contain high amounts of sugar. Whether or not the sugar you consume is "natural", your body doesn't know the difference. Sugar is sugar is sugar...and your body will react to an excess of it

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