Are sugary foods bad for people with fibromyalgia?

There’s a lot of debate among health care providers on whether fibromyalgia sufferers should avoid sugary foods and sugared sodas, but as these foods are not nutrient dense, you’re better off replacing them with whole grain carbohydrates for overall health, along with the possibility of symptom resolution.
Cutting back on sugary desserts, candy, fructose-sweetened beverages and even simple carbohydrates (like refined pasta, bread and white rice) may not affect patients' fibromyalgia for better or for worse. But it might help them sidestep hypoglycemia -- a fatigue-inducing dip in blood sugar that can happen when people overindulge in foods with a high glycemic index, like sugary treats. Avoiding hypoglycemia is extra important for fibromyalgia patients, considering that some studies suggest people with fibromyalgia may have an impaired ability to produce the hormones necessary to keep blood sugar stable.
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