Halloween is a fun time for the kids – they get to dress up, put on spooky make up, celebrate at parties, and walk in parades. But a favorite Halloween tradition is also trick or treating, so that means a bucket of candy coming home. Loading up on candy and sweets can lead to cavities, weight gain, moodiness and even reduced immunity.
The thing about sugar, is it causes your blood sugar to spike. And what goes up, must come crashing down – so when that happens, kids often will reach for more sugar to boost their energy back up. I call it that the “sugar roller coaster.” Once you get on the sugar roller coaster, it is hard to get off!!
Tricks for those Halloween Treats!
Short of banning trick or treating all together – here are some tips and tricks to help manage all the treats and bring some balance back to Halloween:
Hosting or heading off to a Halloween party? For some tips and ideas for a healthier Halloween party, including how to make a melon brain, and apple bites – read Healthy Halloween.
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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