The holidays are a beautiful time to reconnect with your loved ones and your community. It’s a time to come together and spread joy. Yet the holiday season isn’t always all joyful. For some of us, the influx of family into our lives can be stressful, or perhaps being at large social gatherings make us anxious, even cooking a large meal can be overwhelming for a lot of people.
When I remember my Halloween celebrations as a child, I recall my excitement and joy for creating a costume, spending time with friends and of course trick-or-treating for candy! As adults, we may no longer go door to door, but Halloween can fall into a predictable pattern. Costumes, parties and being surrounded by sugar. On occasion it can be enjoyable and fun to indulge in sweet treats, however overconsumption of sugar in the long term can lead to a variety of health scares.