Hypoglycemia is lowering blood sugar below 70 mg / dl and occurs when blood glucose is too low. Symptoms of hypoglycemia are different according to blood glucose levels and are more severe as the level is lower, ranging from nausea, tremors and sweating to coma.
Causes of hypoglycemia
Lowering blood glucose can occur if the body has been deprived of food intake for several hours, but this condition is often associated with increased levels of insulin, administration of drugs, alcohol, and certain diseases as well.
Hypoglycemia occurs frequently in patients with diabetes, as a consequence of administration of high doses of insulin or other medicines used to treat diabetes.
Also, keep in mind that diseases that affect metabolism such as pancreatic, renal or hepatic diseases can cause low blood sugar.
If hypoglycemia occurs as sporadic episodes due to prolonged fasting or sustained physical effort, health can be restored by administration of foods that contain high levels of sugar.
How to maintain constant blood sugar levels
You might as well maintain constant blood sugar levels through a diet rich in fruits and vegetables:
• Apples, grapefruit, broccoli. These foods are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that help maintain normal blood glucose levels. Apple peel contains substances that naturally lower the risk of diabetes. The same substance is present in large amounts in broccoli.
Consumption of fruit helps eliminate urinary glucose due to the water and fiber they contain, helps lower blood sugar and also provides better bowel. Of course, you need to eat fruit with low sugar! Citrus have a fantastic glucose-lowering effect by the flavonoids, carotenoids, pectin and glucationul they contain.
• Carrots. Naturally frown carrots have important effects on blood sugar. Raw carrots are able to lower blood sugar levels, keeping insulin levels in normal condition. Moreover, carrots contain large amounts of carotenoids – antioxidants with beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. Be careful! Once boiled, carrots have a large amount of glucose, resulting in increased blood sugar.
• Bean pods. Unlike beans, bean pods help lower blood glucose. Bean pods ban be eaten as is, but the tea made from dry wells is more effective.
• Green tea. Drinking tea helps controlling blood sugar levels due to the high antioxidants tea contains. The most effective is green tea. Other types of tea that can be consumed by patients with diabetes are:
– white mulberry leaf tea
– seabuckthorn tea
– blueberry leaf tea
– cranberry fruit itsel
Be careful though, injudicious consumption of these types of tea may lower blood sugar too much!