Three tips for battling sugar buzz


At this time of year, there’s a scare in the air—ghoulish goblins, haunted houses and the shriek-worthy effects of sugar.

From fattening organs to increasing the risk of heart disease, sugar is something to be enjoyed in moderation, which can be hard to do at this time of year. To keep the fun spirit of Halloween, without going overboard on sugary treats, try these three tips:

1) Stay active

2) Make healthier party foods

Whether you’re planning a party or just want to spice up your family meal, try tasty and fun ideas like:

3) Switch up the treat bowl

Instead of giving out candy, consider handing out trinkets like:

  • Adhesive bandages decorated with Halloween themes
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Printed jokes or fortunes
  • Stickers or temporary tattoos

Or, stock your give-away station with healthier options like:

  • Air-popped, spiced popcorn
  • Boxes of dried fruits like berries or raisins
  • Organic juice boxes
  • Roasted nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • Sticks of organic agave or honey