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How Much A Normalblood Sugar Should Be
<100 w/o sx of hypo: If you are not a diabetic on meds or insulin, or with any symptoms of hypoglycemia such as hunger, sweating, palpitations or dizziness which are relieved by eating or drinking something. Your fasting blood glucose should be below 100 and nonfasting below 140. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are referring: to refined sugar, then as little as possible. High fructose corn syrup is also something to avoid. In the US it's in many pre-packaged foods. Eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables will give you all the natural sugars you need. Peace and good health. If you want a sugar replacement please don't use chemical sweetners. You can use a root called stevia instead. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: As a result of too much sugar at once, your body can make a large surge of Insulin to handle the sugar. As a result, you may experience a post sugar low, called hypoglycemia, it might present as fatigue, tiredness, lethargy. It is best to have sugar with fiber and protein in the diet, the fiber and protein slow the absorption of sugar into the blood. ...Read more
Part of diet: There is no such thing as "natural" surgar as all sugar comes from plants and all are natural. Some are processed more than others and there is a feeling amongst organic foodies that partially refined sugar is more natural. All sugars need to be analyzed in terms of their fit to your total dietary needs as they supply the same thing - sugar. ...Read more
Wean slowly: slow changes. wean of sugar drinks, reduce the amount of sugar you put in your drinks. It will take time to make these changes, but they can be done. Remember that artificial sweeteners fool the brain into wanting sugar as well, so try to stay away from them as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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