Times are tough but so are your spirits, right? You may feel unhappy sitting at home and staying glued to your laptop screens or watching the daily coverages of panic worthy COVID-19. With malls, restaurants, shopping centres working on an odd and even basis and the sword of lockdown hanging on our heads, it’s only obvious that we get a little worried about the future laid ahead of us.
So, to cheer your spirits and make your working style a little happier, House of Candy brings you the candy treats that will definitely bring a joyous smile to your face! Before moving on further, let’s read on the facts and science that can back the fact candy can make everything better. Candy happiness is a real thing and there are tremendous health benefits of binging on candy treats.
Read on to learn how can is an essential part of our daily lives and are a key component in arousing our happy hormones – and why you can feel good about it!
Candy And Happy Times Go Hand In Hand
Do you know candy and sugar are directly linked to some of our most positive memories and life events? Still, contemplating? Okay! Let’s give you a peek through your celebration activities. On Birthdays, anniversaries, happy occasions, what is the one thing that comes to your mind to celebrate? Sweets, it is, Right? On birthdays, you tend to enjoy delicious cakes, the Easter bunny brings us the basket of sugary delights. Halloween is all about trick or treating. Everyone likes to go out for scoops or cornetto of ice cream after a game or end their lavish dinners. What would a beach trip be without some ice cream, candies and chocolates? These are just a few of the times when candy and sweets are a celebratory part of our lives. If you introspect more, you will find many more to think and wonder about!
After playing such an integral role in our happier times, candy and sugar have imprinted their image of being happy goodies in times of celebrations. We naturally associate candies with positivity, love, comfort, friendship, family, togetherness and celebrations. Even when we are not celebrating something in specific, eating a piece of candy releases those feel-good brain chemicals “Dopamine” that brings us much needed moments of happiness in our otherwise monotonous and chaotic lives.
The Science Behind Your Sugar High
While many of us are still skeptical about the idea of a sugar high, it is a hard digesting truth in reality! Even scientists have shown facts supporting that candies and sugar have a real effect on our brain.
Do you know when you eat candy, the sugar goes directly into your stomach, from where it quickly enters the bloodstream. Once it enters your bloodstream, it doesn’t take long to reach your brain and bazinga, it works like magic.
While your brain only accounts for 2% of your body weight, it uses 50% of the sugar energy in your body. It is needless to say, your brain loves sugar! Now, you would ask why does it love sugar? Because sugar releases dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, the part of your brain linked to reward, novelty and motivation. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter that plays a key role in controlling our emotional responses. In fact, not only does it help us to visualise the reward but it also enables us to take the action we need to perform to achieve the reward.
In addition to releasing dopamine in the brain, sugar also releases endogenous opioids that are responsible for the wonderful surge of pleasure you feel when you eat a piece of candy.
Benefits of Eating Candies
Feeling happy, relaxed and motivated isn’t the only benefit of munching candies. You would be surprised to know that candies have some physical health benefits too, including:
Decreasing the risk of heart stroke: Dark chocolates are rich in antioxidant flavonoids that are healthy and work as a medicine for your heart. Regularly eating this rich delicious treat can decrease your risk of contracting heart disease by almost 39%. Another study shows that eating a candy bar a week reduced the risk of dying from stroke by 46%. So, next time you visit our kiosk or store, don’t mind shopping for some heart-healthy chocolates such as dark chocolate almonds, Belgian dark chocolate bar and cashew dark compound to name a few.
Slowing the growth of cancerous cells: Cocoa beans contain a chemical called GECGC, which can help your body slow down the fastest-growing types of cancer, including cervical, colon and leukemia. Not only does it slow down cancer’s growth, it also speeds up its destruction.
Helping you live longer: Science shows if you eat candy at least a few times a month, you’ll live longer than those who didn’t eat any candy. What’s in candy that’s helping us live longer? Scientists believe we can thank the antioxidant phenol and the chocolate ingredient cacao. Also found in red wine, phenol absorbs free radicals. Left unchecked, these free radicals can cause serious damage to your body. Cacao reduces the amount of low-density lipoprotein — the good cholesterol — that your body oxidizes. It also enhances your immune function.
When your body is healthier, you’re happier overall.
It’s Just Plain Delicious
Candy is packed full of body and mind benefits — and it also just tastes good. When you eat candy, it’s an enjoyable flavour, one that can bring you happiness. The bottom line is candy does wonders for your mind, body and mood!
Check out our yummilicious assortment of candies. We offer a lot of imported candies, chocolates and lollipops that melt in your mouth and are a perfect fit for all your sugar cravings.