With the holiday season coming to an end, you probably have some extra candy laying around - with Valentine Day just around the corner! Although the temptation to sneak in some colourful and delicious candies here and there must be in your mind to do away with the scolding of your mom, you might be surprised at all the superpowers of your candies.
Though just the taste alone of these colourful candies can be a good reason to indulge. Luckily, you have even more reasons to relish each piece of candy. You will be surprised to know, candy provides a host of psychological and health benefits as well.
So, grab House of Candy sweet treats and read on to learn some of the amazing health benefits of candies that will make you enjoy your candy break even more.
Live Longer with Candy Happiness!
People who regularly indulge in candy happiness live longer than those who don't. A multi-decade study at Harvard School of Public Health showed that modest candy consumption i.e. one to three times a month is associated with greatest health benefits. But it is surprisingly discovered that those with a daily habit of consuming colourful and delicious candies tend to live longer than those who never indulged. This benefit could not be explained by other factors such as age, smoking, exercise, alcohol consumption or weight. So, it’s better to indulge in these tiny treats of happiness rather than completely boycotting them.
A Sweet Shot for Your Will Power!
Yes, this hit you hard right? You have always believed that eating sugar lowers your will power but like a mirage it is a myth. Studies have shown that consuming sugar in moderate amounts makes people persevere longer on difficult tasks, more likely to delay gratification and are better able to focus. Instead of common misconception, people have more willpower to see their decision through to the end.
So, next time you are binging on these sugary delights in a moderate manner, you don’t have to be sorry about it!
A Mood Uplifter!
Chewing gummy candies can improve your mood, reduce gallons of stress on you, increase your mental focus and block pain. Who knew gummy bears, jelly snakes, fruit jellies could do so much? But several renowned studies suggest that the act of repetitive chewing shifts the state of mind in helpful ways. Areas that are related to attention and self- control become more active while the areas related to pain and stress processings become comparatively less active. Chewing gum also seems to increase serotonin levels, which may explain why chomping boosts mood.
An attack to heart attack!
A study carried out by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Family Heart Study analyzed a sample of people and inferred that people who regularly consumed chocolates had a lower risk of heart disease and the higher doses resulted in greater protection. Those who ate chocolate five or more times a week were 60% less likely to have heart disease.
Boost the Cognitive Functioning of Your Brain!
In addition to theobromine, chocolate also contains an amino acid that’s a part of the neurotransmitter dopamine. It gives chocolate the power to help streamline the signals firing between your brain’s nerve cells. You’ll think quicker on your feet!
Any candy contains sugar, which provides a boost for your brain. A bit of sugar can help improve your focus, so you can power through the task at hand. So, the next time you’re about to tackle a big project, grab a piece of candy. Skip the sugar-free version and go straight for the brain-boosting good stuff.
Give a perfect kick to your mood!
If you are feeling a little blah, and don’t want to do anything in particular, a piece of candy or chocolate can uplift your mood.
Feeling overwhelmed? Stress can do some major damage to the body. One of the easiest ways to battle stress is chewing on a piece of gummy candy. The natural repetition of chewing can lower your nervous tension while releasing mood-boosting serotonin. It also lights up key parts of your brain — the parts that are responsible for self-control and attention, while decreasing the activity of the parts that regulate pain processing. So, chewing gum can actually make you feel better!
Let’s not forget the sheer pleasure chocolate, candy and gum bring. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience you can feel good about. So, indulge in sweet cravings and House of Candy will help you!