Hudson Valley Parent

HVP November 2018

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Page 10 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 11 Windsor Dental Center 375 Windsor Highway, Ste. 400 New Windsor, NY 12553 845-565-6677; Windsor Dental Center offers comprehensive dental care all in one office, performed by our highly trained specialists. When you visit, your smile and comfort are our top priority. Eff ects of excess sugar consumption aren't so sweet Candy canes, hot chocolate and pumpkin pie... oh my! The holidays are upon us and with them come a myriad of sugary treats (and the health implications of indulging all winter long). An excess of sugar in your diet leads to weight gain, an increased risk of heart disease and bad skin. Too much sugar also has huge effects on your mood. A sweet snack will raise your blood sugar fast and leave you with a quick burst of energy followed by feelings of anxiety and moodiness. This season, make simple swaps to your high-sugar favorites for health benefits that will last way beyond the last verse of jingle bells. Instead of reaching for a marshmallow-filled mug of hot chocolate, warm up with a cup of herbal tea. You don't have to ditch the sweet flavors you crave. Add some honey for natural sweetness that won't leave you with a sugar crash. Use some healthier alternatives in your holiday baking this month, too. Reduce the amount of sugar in your favorite recipes by a third. health & llness SAVE YOUR WEEKEND! Supermom always knows when the best events are. Supermom always knows where to fi nd the most exciting adventures. Supermom is always ready for fun! Be the supermom in your family.

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