For many years I have been careful about eating fruit because I discovered it affected my blood sugar in a bad way. When I stopped eating fruit, I felt an immediate improvement in the way I felt … particularly after meals. Fruit made me sleepy and hypoglycemic.
From time to time I have worried I am not eating enough fruit. I eat small amounts occasionally but not nearly as much as the diet experts say we should. But each time I start eating more fruit, my hypoglycemia symptoms come back.
Recently, I started eating more fruit again … and sure enough, that awful sleepy and headachy, lethargic feeling after meals where I have eaten fruit.
So, who is right? The diet experts who say we must eat lots of fruit? Or what my own body is telling me … I feel a lot better when I reduce the amount of fruit I eat to almost zero?
The answer, I have decided, is my own body is right. I will listen to my body, not the health experts.
I don’t know why fruit gives me low blood sugar. The glycemic index experts say fruit has a low GI. But for me it has a high GI. The sugar in fruit seems to affect me.
So … my conclusion is … if you eat a lot of fruit and you still have hypoglycemic symptoms … even if you are cutting out sugar … why not try cutting out fruit? You may be amazed, like me, that it will make all the difference.
I’d be inerested in any feedback on this. Feel free to post a comment.