Do you have a sweet tooth? If you’re like most of us, a candy bar here and there hits the spot – or two or three candy bars. However, this increased sugar intake might be causing you to be dehydrated.
Over the course of a year, the average American consumes 22 pounds of candy, according to Food and Wine. When is most of this sugar eaten? As you probably guessed, Halloween – a day devoted to eating sugary treats.
According to 2013 data collected by Coupon Follow, the average child will eat about three cups of sugar on Halloween. This is almost 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 25 grams suggested by the American Heart Association.
Although cardiovascular disease is a large risk from excessive sugar intake, sugar can also impact your day-to-day life, causing increased hunger, irritability, fatigue, more cravings for sweets, acne, digestive issues, brain fog – and even dehydration.
Interestingly, if consumed in high volumes (like Halloween), sugar can lead to dehydration. According to Drip Drop, this is even more common in individuals who eat excessive sugar and take certain medications such as diuretics for high blood pressure. When dehydrated, there are so many other negative impacts that can impact your health and well-being such as heat exhaustion, urinary and kidney problems, dizziness, low blood pressure, and more.
Although it’s best to avoid large amounts of sugar, sometimes, it’s just what we want. With Halloween right around the corner, make sure you’re eating healthy for most of the month, getting your greens on, talking to your physician or dietician on a health plan, and drinking plenty of water, especially when eating all that sugar.
Your Glasstic water bottle can help you prevent dehydration this October and it’s the perfect water bottle for individuals of all ages! With its shatterproof, glass design, you can take it anywhere and everywhere. The best part? You can customize it with your favorite Halloween window clings to make it extra spooky this season.
Grab your Glasstic and drink up!