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Trade Sweets This Halloween With Healthier Habits

Do you have a sweet tooth? Candy isn’t only for kids; many adults consume sugary treats, but what does craving sugar actually mean?

Sugar cravings can mean that your body lacks nutrients and can be an indicator that you didn’t consume the right things. Your body is sending you a signal, and it’s vital to uncover what that means. It can also mean that you’re not getting enough sleep. In a London study1, researchers found that individuals who increased their sleep hours had fewer cravings for sugar the following day.

While sleeplessness can be connected to increased sugar intake, there are sleep tips you can implement to ensure you get a good night’s rest. However, you may be having a challenging time breaking the sugary snack habit. This Halloween, try making healthier snack choices to reduce sugar cravings and avoid sugar crashes that can exacerbate some perimenopause and menopause symptoms you are already dealing with like low energy, fatigue, brain fog, anxiety and mood swings.2

3 Ways To Tame Your Sweet Tooth

  1. Eat Blood Sugar Stabilizing Foods: Non-starchy vegetables, whole-grain foods, healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocado, fish), and high protein (fish, poultry, beans, lentils, tofu.)
  2. Avoid Consuming Sugar: Get rid of sugary drinks like sodas, juices, sugary coffee drinks, and even alcoholic beverages like red wine that contain sugar. Breakfast cereals and yogurts that contain sugar should also be avoided. Other foods to avoid are starches like white rice, bread, and pasta.
  3. Stock Up On Fruit: Fruit can help give you natural fructose that your body might be craving. Rather than reaching for that chocolate bar, eat more citrus fruits like oranges, watermelon, pineapple, and grapefruit. Citrus fruits can improve insulin sensitivity and can aid in preventing certain types of diabetes3 to develop. Other fruits such as apples, pears, strawberries, peaches are all great ways to stave off that sweet tooth while increasing fiber your body needs.

Final Thoughts

Curbing your sweet tooth craving can also benefit your level of energy, as sugar crashes can worsen perimenopause and menopause fatigue. So, in addition to the above health tips, help improve your low energy brought on by hormonal imbalance and take Amberen Perimenopause or Amberen Menopause during your transition.

Depending upon the stage you’re in, both supplements offer multi-symptom relief and improve energy without drugs, hormones, or herbs. They also contain no stimulants such as caffeine and have been clinically shown to be safe and effective. Remember, you're not alone. In conjunction with taking Amberen, healthy habits can help you lead a more productive, symptom-free life.


  1. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180111/Sugar-cravings-worsened-by-lack-of-sleep.aspx
  2. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/where-science-meets-the-steps/201309/4-ways-sugar-could-be-harming-your-mental-health
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5388466/

This blog post and the recommendations made herein are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be used as healthcare advice. Individuals are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider with questions about their specific needs.

The references provided in this blog post are identified for informational purposes only and such references and the underlying research, including the entities and individuals involved in the underlying research, did not involve Amberen and are not affiliated with Amberen or the makers of Amberen.

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