Halloween is a difficult time for our body. When we overeat candy, our bodies take a beating and need some help to get back up on their feet. You surely heard of a candy coma or any bad side effects of eating too much candy on Halloween. In this article we’ll see if you should do a natural Halloween detox this year and what does that actually mean.
What happens to our bodies after Halloween
Well, if you didn’t know, candy is full of sugar, fat and calories but don’t actually replenish your energy levels. You may feel a spike of energy due to the high intake of sugar but that will soon leave and you’ll find yourself feeling groggy, hungry and thirsty. This also happens after we drink energy drinks or anything else high in sugar.
On Halloween we tend to snack on candy more than usual and it’s taking a toll on our health. Studies have shown that overeating candy can lead to serious health problems. For example, if you snack too much on Halloween candy you could:
- Put on extra weight because candy is high in calories and fat (in some cases). Many people snack on candy but don’t exercise to burn off the extra calories, this results in unwanted weight gain.
- Lower nutrient intake. If you eat a lot of candy you won’t have any room for nutrient-dense foods that support your health and it will accelerate the loss of nutrients in your body like calcium because they are used to digest the sugar in candy.
- Damage your teeth. The main culprit behind tooth decay is the sugar. Bacteria found around our teeth reacts to the sugar by producing acid substances that damage our teeth and gums.
- Increase the risk of severe illness. Eating too much candy can lead to a increased risk of hearth disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.
How To Do A Natural Halloween Detox This Year
After Halloween, your body already has a weak immune system due to high quantities of sugar and fat. You shouldn’t use any medication to get back on track. The best way is to have a natural Halloween Detox without stressing your body. Here’s how you can naturally detox your body after high intakes of sugar from candy.
Eat more protein.
Sugar highs and lows are a regular thing after eating too much candy. Protein can help stabilize your system and improve your mood by giving your body the building blocks it so desperately needs after sugar has done its course.
Add healthy fats to your diet.
Candy is full of sugar and high in calories but did you know that some candies are full of fats as well? Try to balance them by adding healthy fats to your system to replace the unhealthy ones. Here are some examples of healthy fats: coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or grassfed butter.
Eat more vegetables and fruit
If you want to perform a natural Halloween detox, add vegetables to your diet. Having a high intake of refined sugars is really bad for your body since it uses all the nutrients you have to break down the sugar and process it. By adding more vegetables to your diet, you will replenish the minerals and healthy substances in your body. Fruits are healthy and should be consumed in moderation to curb your cravings.
Drink plenty of water
Always snacking on candy for Halloween makes you forget the need to hydrate. Drinking water during this time is crucial since it replenishes losses and helps with digestion. At the same time, drinking water will help you feel full longer and cleanse your body.
Set up and maintain a sleeping schedule
If you feel the side effects due to eating too much candy on Halloween, you need to help your body to get back on track. If you didn’t know, the lack of sleep contributes to irregular behavior for hormones that regulate appetite and blood sugar levels. Try to set up a schedule with 7 or 8 hours of sleep per night and stick to it.
Your body has natural ways to cleanse itself. Exercising will help you for sure to get rid of all the sugar and other unhealthy substances you eat during Halloween. By working out you sweat out the bad stuff and cleanse your body.
Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle Routine.
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