What to Eat When You Have Low Blood Sugar

Hypoglycemia is closely associated with diabetes, but according to Native Remedies, low blood sugar signals a deficiency of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Making the necessary diet changes to treat hypoglycemia is fairly simple. According to Reactive Hypoglycemia, to successfully managing low blood sugar requires selecting the best foods to eat and when to eat those foods.

Hypoglycemia is closely associated with diabetes, but according to Native Remedies, low blood sugar signals a deficiency of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids 2. Making the necessary diet changes to treat hypoglycemia is fairly simple. According to Reactive Hypoglycemia, to successfully managing low blood sugar requires selecting the best foods to eat and when to eat those foods.

Diet

Food-Med.com suggests avoiding refined and processed foods such as white sugar, white flour and products made using such foods. Reduce the amount of salt and citrus fruits you eat. Instead eat apples, berries, peaches and pineapples. The best vegetables to eat include:

  • eggplant
  • asparagus
  • beets
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • lettuce
  • peas
  • spinach
  • tomatoes

Emergency Foods

If you suffer from low blood sugar, Reactive Hypoglycemia suggests carrying these "emergency foods" when you're away from the house such as:

  • 8 pieces of Lifesavers candy
  • 2 tbsp of raisins
  • 7 small gumdrops
  • fruit juice or regular soda

You should keep a supply of these foods in the car in your purse or pockets and at the office.

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