Foods to Avoid if You’re Hypoglycemic - dummies

Foods to Avoid if You’re Hypoglycemic

By Cheryl Chow, James Chow

Part of Hypoglycemia For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Controlling low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, is easier if you just say no to foods that can throw your blood glucose levels out of whack. The following list of foods and food groups are those to avoid:

  • Processed foods

  • Fried foods

  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)

  • All soft drinks

  • Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (NutraSweet), sucralose (Splenda), and saccharine (Sweet’n Low)

  • Hot dogs, sausages, and deli meats

Having arguments or debates or discussing unpleasant topics while you’re eating can affect your blood sugar as much as the foods you eat. So save the tough talks for a later (or earlier) time.