A popular misconception is that you have to be a diabetic to experience a blood sugar imbalance, however, in reality, just about everyone does experience this at some point or another. Fortunately, when this imbalance occurs, it can be easily fixed. The trouble here lays in the fact that most people don't think of this a major contributor to their lack of energy, but if you are constantly tired, your blood sugar likely has something to do with it.
Prolonged blood sugar imbalance is not only putting you at risk of depleted energy, but over time, imbalances in blood sugar can lead to serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, which has sadly become an “epidemic” in the U.S with over 12 percent of the adult population now considered diabetic according to the US Centers for Disease Control.
Symptoms of a blood sugar imbalance include food cravings; headaches; moodiness; anxiety, and an overall lack of energy. And while many of us, at least in retrospect, have experienced this before, the causes of these feelings are what really need to be addressed. These include a poor diet consisting of processed foods, added sugars, and simple carbohydrates, type I & II diabetes, pancreatic dysfunction, parasites, and candida. So what can you do about it?
The best thing you can do is to give your diet an overhaul. This includes ditching all sugary beverages like soda, fruit juice, energy drinks, and sweetened coffee or tea beverages; reducing or eliminating packaged snack foods like cakes, cookies, and candy; cutting back on non-organic and pasteurized dairy products; and cutting back or eliminating grains, especially those containing gluten.