Foods to Choose if You’re Hypoglycemic

By Cheryl Chow, James Chow

Part of Hypoglycemia For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can help manage your hypoglycemia, often referred to as low blood sugar, by choosing foods that improve your condition. You can enjoy a variety of foods, and the foods in the following list are tasty and healthy:

  • Organic meats (grass-fed, if possible), vegetables, and fruits whenever you can

  • High-quality protein (fish, poultry, lean meat, free-range eggs)

  • Fresh fruits, preferably with a meal or half an hour before. Eat blueberries and raspberries often; stone fruits, such as peaches and nectarines, are also good. You may not be able to tolerate fruit initially. If that’s the case, wait several months before trying again.

  • Fresh vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens, lightly cooked or, as much as possible, raw

  • Raw, unsalted, unseasoned nuts and seeds

  • Alternative sweeteners, such as stevia

  • Filtered water