The Good and the Bad of Halloween Candy
While limiting our sugar consumption is ideal, I live in a world of reality where I know that people will be faced with choices and lack of control around the candy bowl. Its the time of year when we begin to tempt fate with keeping candy in the house. We do it under the guise of 'needing it' to give away, but the reality is that its there for our own consumption as well. Sad, yet true.
It’s well documented that excess sugar leads to obesity, diabetes and also raises blood pressure leading to heart disease. Sugar feeds chronic inflammation in our body and is the fuel that causes cancer and candida to thrive.
In our children, excess sugar is linked to cavities, obesity, increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Some uncommon effects include cold-like symptoms, weakened immunity, stomach aches, and poor appetite. This is not to mention the hyperactivity that many parents report with over-consumption.
The reality is even as adults, we consume way too much sugar. The average male gets 24 teaspoons a