Hypoglycemia Diet: Best & Worst Foods for Hypoglycemia

If you’ve ever gone too long between meals to eat and suddenly felt shaky, lightheaded, anxious, and cranky, you’ve had hypoglycemia. These unpleasant symptoms are your body’s way of warning you that your blood sugar (glucose) levels have fallen too low. (That’s what “hypoglycemia” means.)

Glucose is the body’s main source of energy. In most people, blood sugar levels should be within a range of 70 to 99 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

Most healthy people only need a quick high-carb snack, such as an apple or banana, to help get their blood sugar back up to normal.

But hypoglycemia often happens in people with diabetes, and if a diabetic person’s blood sugar levels dip too far below a healthy range, it can be dangerous. Even in people without diabetes, hypoglycemia can cause serious medical issues, including blurred vision, confusion, or loss of consciousness. So you want to get your blood sugar back on track, ASAP.