Getting to Know the Glycemic Index - Choosing foods that have a lower GI may offer the advantage of: 1) adding healthier (in general) foods to your diet; 2) lowering post-meal hyperglycemia; and 3) reducing the risk for hypoglycemia after your body has processed a meal or food.
Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is a condition which affects the body’s normal processes within the endocrine system. It is most common as a side effect of diabetes, but can be diagnosed as reactive or fasting hypoglycemia in people without diabetes. Hypoglycemia can also be an indicator of health problems. Normal blood sugar levels range from 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), but low blood sugar levels in non-diabetics range from 70 mg/dL and below.
5 Foods to Avoid If You Have Hypoglycemia: 1) Any food/drink with more than 15 grams of sugar; such as pastries, juice, and any white pasta, rice or bread. 2) Processed food; such as microwaveable foods, anything in a box or wrapper, and all fast foods. 3) Caffeine: anything above 4 ounces at one time will usually cause headaches, shakiness and dizziness.
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