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Eat: Dried Apricots
The best way to increase your blood sugar levels is to consume sugar—but this doesn't mean you should plunge your face into a bowl of jelly beans. “If you feel like your levels have dipped too low, go for a healthy sweet source, such as dried apricots, which immediately increase blood sugar levels because they are rich in glucose and low in fructose,” says nutritionist Dana James, founder and director of Food Coach NYC, who recommends the fruit to hypoglycemic clients. Stick to no more than five pieces to avoid raising your blood sugar too much too quickly, though.
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