Halloween Candy – I Know, Right?

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So, last night, you probably binged on the candy that you, either, collected, or didn’t give out because not enough kids came (or you horded it for yourself).

It’s fine to treat yourself to candy, but in moderation, because if you scarf it all down in one sitting, it can be oh so bad for your entire system.

Blisstree.com checked out the effects on your body after drinking a cola, but candy (because it contains a tonne of sugar), gives the same result:

Within 10 minutes: the sugar hits your system.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds by turning any sugar into fat.

40 minutes: Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body increases your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain (the same physically response someone would get from heroin).

60 minutes: If you are eating chocolate, the caffeine will make you urinate, and you will eliminate important nutrients including calcium, magnesium, and zinc, as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

After 1 hour: You’ll start to have a sugar crash, meaning you will likely irritable and sluggish. Thus, increasing your body’s desire to repeat the sugar-consumption cycle.