You spent October sipping pumpkin spice lattes and munching caramel apples. Now it’s Halloween, and temptation is everywhere. You’re binging on leftover candy you meant to hand out, or you’re rifling through your child’s trick-or-treat bag late at night. Then the sugar coma hits.
We’re all familiar with the effects of a sugar crash. After a short burst of energy, you start to feel anxious and irritable; then lethargy creeps in. And the physiological effects are more profound. Excessive sugar increases inflammation in the body, especially in the joints and skin, and stresses organs in the body like the liver and pancreas as they deal with the overload.
Unlike natural fruits, sugary junk foods and candy don’t contain fiber, so they’re easy to overeat. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to get back on track if your sweet tooth is out of control this Halloween.
First, go for a walk or exercise. You might feel like napping but resist. Working up a sweat will rid your body of toxins and help you burn through that extra sugar.
Drink a glass of water. Water will help flush excess sugar out of your body and keep you hydrated.
Take homeopathic medicines to relieve your digestive issues. Antimonium crudum 6C will help with indigestion with nausea from eating too many sweets.* If you have gastric discomfort from overindulging on fatty foods, cakes, and ice cream, then try Pulsatilla 6C.* Acidil® will relieve a variety of indigestion symptoms at once, including stomach pain, heartburn, and bloating.*
Finally, plan your next meal. When you consume an excessive amount of sugar, your blood sugar spikes and falls, which subsequently increases hunger and cravings for more. Avoid eating more sugar and carbohydrates for your following meal. Stick with lean protein like chicken and fiber-rich veggies like broccoli and sweet potato. These whole, natural foods will stabilize your blood sugar levels and slow digestion, including absorption of sugar.
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*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.