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Beating Reactive Hypoglycemia

Updated on December 14, 2012

Beat Reactive Hypoglycemia with These Easy Steps

Reactive hypoglycemia can be a very frustrating disorder, or it has been for me anyway. All of the symptoms that you experience can really weigh on you. Fatigue, tremors, nervousness, dizziness, rapid heart racing and the list goes on. However, there is hope, and reactive hypoglycemia can be controlled by diet, avoiding certain foods and a consistent eating schedule.

Eat Frequent Small Meals
Rule number one with reactive hypoglycemia is to eat frequent small meals. Always know where your next meal is coming from. In other words, don't cruise throughout the day and not know when or what you are going to eat. Have a set schedule and eat every 2 to 3 hours. Without a schedule you will be prone to have cravings and settle for some candy bar out of a machine...BAD!

Eliminate Sugar
Eliminate all sugar. Sugar is terrible for people with reactive hypoglycemia. It causes the insulin levels to spike and the blood sugar to crash. And if you know anything about controlling reactive hypoglycemia, it's all about keeping blood sugar stable.

Hypoglycemia for Dummies

Eat the Right Foods
The right foods include complex carbohydrates like oatmeal, sweet potatoes and whole grains. Also if you suffer from reactive hypoglycemia you can consume meat, fish, turkey, cheese, almond milk, peanut butter, raisin bran etc., but stay away from regular milk, refined carbohydrates, white potatoes, sugary cereals, pasta etc.

The Magic of Chia Seed
Chia seed is one those magical super-foods that can benefit you in all kinds of ways and is a big help for people with blood sugar disorders. First, 20% of the seed is protein. Chia is packed with antioxidants, fiber and omega 3's. It's literally a miracle-food, but, the best thing about this little seed is that it can sustain the body for 24 hours and controls blood sugar. In other words, it keeps blood sugars from spiking.

Exercise
Exercise is good for everything. Every disorder, disease, and ailment can be reduced and/or be made better by exercising (well except for doing squats with a broken femur.) When you exercise, it lessens your body's need for insulin. So exercise regularly. You'll feel better and be healthier.

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