For most of my life I did not realize this, but I have come to find out through research and observation that my body has a hard time processing sugar. It seems that my body has a negative reaction to foods with a high glycemic load.
Eating candy, white bread, most pasta ,and even many types of fruit, seem to cause the body to have an insulin rush and subsequent Low Blood Sugar Type symptoms…commonly known as Reactive Hypoglycemia.
Almost immediately after eating sugary food or snacks, I can feel my adrenaline rise and my heart pound. I get nervous, tense, irritable, and anxious. My body seems to go into fight or flight mode.
My brain starts to get a little fuzzy, and my mind starts to shut down. I can suddenly get very sleepy and have an urgent need to lie down. This is especially dangerous when driving my car.
Recently I began experimenting with taking cinnamon in hopes of alleviating the Reactive Hypoglycemia symptoms.
I am here to report that it is working!
No adrenaline rush, no mind fuzz, no anxiousness, and no need to lie down after consuming sugary foods and snacks.
I am not sure of the technical reasons why it works for this body, but it is clear that cinnamon definitely helps the cells absorb and utilize sugar in a beneficial way.
I don’t plan on becoming a junk food junkie or anything, but at least I now have a solution if I know I will be eating in a way that would previously have knocked me for a loop.
Just wanted to share in case anyone has similar issue…