Halloween is here in less than a week, and the holidays follow. They say that many people gain weight and their skin tend to be acne prone during the fall and holiday season, due to all the sweets and tasty foods. With all that money spent on acquiring beautiful skin, hair, nails and keeping fit, don’t overload on sugary sweets this fall and holidays. You are what you eat, because the skin, hair and nails are very much affected by the foods that the body consumes.
With Halloween trick or treat coming up, it’s important to eat healthy and smart, because it’s good for the waistline, and it’s healthy for skin, hair, nails and bones. Sugary sweets cause the blood sugar to spike, which can cause acne, sagging skin, wrinkles and weight gain. Hair follicles can shrink, causing hair to fall out. Too much sugar intake can cause weak nails. It’s important to feed hungry skin, to make it it radiant and supple, and feed hungry hair to make it silky, shiny and smooth. Eating right helps moisturize nails and keep them from getting brittle. Healthy fats and rich protein foods, such as nuts are wonderful for hair, nails and skin. Eating small amounts of cheese is healthy too, as it has calcium needed for strong bones. Fruits are great, because they contain lots of fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Red wine in moderation is heart healthy and contains antioxidants. Also, it’s actually beneficial to eat a sparing amount of chocolate (especially dark chocolate), which helps lower cholesterol, helps prevent memory loss and reduce risk of heart disease.
Thanks to Hickory Farms, it’s easy to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, and “eat to beauty and health.” Hickory Farms offer delicious healthy fruits, nuts, cheese and sweets made with high quality, fresh, wholesome ingredients. For parties or hostess gifts, definitely try Hickory Farms’ gourmet gift baskets that are filled to the top with fresh cheeses, fruits, nuts, chocolates, wine and more. For example, the Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket is great for Halloween, because there’s a variety of fresh fruits (apples, oranges, pears), Farmhouse Cheddar and Hickory Farms’ Berry Nut Bounty Mix. It’s perfect to serve at a Halloween party, to give as a hostess gift or to enjoy for a scary movie night at home. Hickory Farms has something for everyone — even for those who are on a low carb diet, thanks to the Signature Beef Summer Sausage that’s in the Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket. Hickory Farms Chocolate Decadence Trio is a chocolate lover’s dream, as it contains fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies paired with Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies and Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies that are made with real ground espresso beans. Cut up the chocolate creations in halves, so everyone can enjoy these chocolate treats, without feeling guilty. Finally, save the beautiful wicker basket to use to store kitchen towels or after school snacks.