Posted 10/5/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -6)
If you have low blood sugar, you need to avoid simple sugars (sugar cane, beet sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, honey, molasses, glucose syrup, dextrose, etc.) and white flour products. These simple sugars and starches are absorbed rapidly, leading to blood sugar spikes followed by low blood sugar. Stevia and Agave nectar are safe because they do not spike the blood sugar and cause the subsequent hypoglycemia. If you eat fruit, eat it with fats, seeds/nuts and/or something with a lot of fiber in it to slow down the rate of absorption of the sugar. Starchy vegetables (roots such as beets, potatoes, yams, carrots, radishes, etc.) should also be eaten with fiber and/or fats so that the absorption of the starch is slowed down. I use ground flaxseed on breakfast cereal because it gives me some Omega-3 essential fatty acids and it tastes pretty good, while at the same time it makes the cereal slower to absorb so I don't get the sugar high/crash.
A protein-rich snack eaten every 2 hours between meals will also help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Also, the supplements chromium and alpha lipoic acid can help with blood sugar stabilization.