Hypoglycemia is a condition where the blood sugar drops below the normal range. I’ve talked with people who actually seemed to be happy with this fact, as if low blood sugar was better than normal blood sugar. This isn’t true and here is why.
Hypoglycemia is a condition which indicates that the cells are not able to control the amount of sugar in the blood. All cells feed on blood sugar, including the muscles, tissues, organs and most importantly the brain and heart. When the blood sugar drops too low, the brain and vital organs become stressed and start breaking down muscle and other necessary tissues into sugar for fuel to survive. If this imbalance is not resolved it may lead to Diabetes over time.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia include weakness, brain fog, shaky hands, irritability between meals and the need for frequent meals. A simple solution to help balance blood sugar is to consume more protein and fat at each meal. Another is to avoid high carbohydrate snacks like sugary foods, soft drinks and dried fruit, which may only worsen the condition.