Product Swap: Peanut Butter Cups
During Halloween (and the rest of the holidays), the consumption of sugar skyrockets, and as a result, so can hormone imbalances! Did you know that studies have shown that kids can consume up to three cups of sugar eating Halloween candy? This equals almost 169 sugar cubes!
This is one of the many reasons it's important to find healthier alternatives to the traditional sugar-laden candies and treats that hang out on waiting room counters, break rooms, and friends' kitchen counters! If we're not intentional about sugar consumption (both for ourselves & our kids) during that time of year, we run the risk of not only gaining weight but creating adrenal and gut imbalances that can impact our sleep, skin, immune system, digestion, menstrual cycles, mood, and mental health.
So rather than trying to find products with the "perfect" ingredients, look for swaps like this that are not only delicious and satisfying but that use ingredients that won't have such an impact on our hormones!
Not only do REESE'S Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups come loaded with 22 grams of sugar (almost an entire day's worth!), but they're filled with hormone disruptive ingredients and fillers like PGPR which is a cheap emulsifier used to replace more expensive cocoa butter and TBHQ which is a preservative derived from petroleum that’s linked to asthma, allergies, and dermatitis (and has been banned in Japan)!
We love @lilys_sweets milk chocolate peanut butter cups for dessert or crumbled on top of coconut yogurt bowls and protein-rich smoothies as fun & more nourishing treats/ meal!
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