Blood sugar is also known as glucose. Glucose is the main fuel your body uses to operate. It is the only fuel source your brain can use for energy.
These symptoms may appear in reaction to a specific and short-term situation regarding eating habits. As an example of this phenomenon we will examine the nutritional needs for teenagers.
Nutritional Needs For Teenagers
The nutritional needs for teenagers lean heavily toward fresh fruit and raw vegetables. However, they may often opt to eat a diet based strictly on fast foods.
It’s the way teenagers usually eat if given a choice.
A fast food meal or snack that is high in sugar or carbohydrates can cause a sudden spike in blood sugar.
The body reacts to this rapid rise in glucose by secreting huge amounts of insulin to push it into the body’s cells where it can be burned for energy. This is an attempt by the body to regulate the glucose levels within the narrow range it should be maintained.
However, the sudden dumping of large amounts of insulin into the bloodstream by the pancreas causes glucose levels to plunge. As a matter of fact, they plunge below the normal level.
Now the glucose is too low.
The result is that low blood sugar symptoms appear.
In this instance, is there a physical problem that must be addressed by a doctor?
No, there is not. But it is always a good idea to check with your family physician just to be sure.
The real problem is the diet of a person eating fast foods in large amounts because fast food is bad for you. The solution to this situation regarding low blood sugar symptoms is to eat healthy.
Consuming small, frequent meals, exercising regularly, and consuming a healthy diet plan by avoiding foods high in carbohydrates is a good idea. Switching to a raw vegetable diet including whole grain and fresh fruit often does wonders for the people who suffer this malady.
Dale Heil, D.C.