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Research Shows 67% of People Eat Chocolate on Valentine’s Day

by Julie Howard

A study of 1,000 Americans over 18 found that 67 percent would eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and 55 percent of them would eat three or more. And, 90% of people continue to eat their favorite sweets after Valentine’s Day.

Study shows 67% of people will eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

Washington, D.C. (Merxwire) – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and many people, with or without a partner, will enjoy delicious chocolate on this Day. However, overeating chocolate will cause excess calories and risk a “sugar hangover” crisis. According to a survey in the United States, 67% of respondents will eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Do you do the same?

Market research firm OnePoll recently surveyed 1,000 Americans over the age of 18 and found that 67 percent of consumers surveyed said they would eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and 55 percent of them would eat three or more bars. And as many as 75% of those respondents said they had a hard time stopping after eating a bar of chocolate, candy, or other sweet treats and would continue eating bite after bite.

The study also found that 71% of respondents said they had a sugar hangover from eating too many sweets on Valentine’s Day. We all know that drinking too much alcohol will cause the body to have no time to metabolize it, which will lead to a hangover after drinking. So what is the “sugar hangover”?

Excessive sugar intake in the body is prone to irritability, lethargy, confusion, depression, headaches, and other conditions. (Photo via unsplash.com)

According to Dr. Karla Saint Andre, an endocrinologist at the Houston Methodist Church, a “sugar hangover” is caused by a rapid and excessive sugar intake, leading to high blood sugar levels and short-lived and uncomfortable feelings of fatigue and dizziness. Symptoms such as bloating, inability to think, headache, and thirst. Some people can take a break to recover, but too much frequency may affect their health.

To this end, Dr. Andre suggested that if you adjust your diet a little eat some fiber, protein, or healthy fat before eating high-sugar or high-carbohydrate foods, you can avoid the rapid spike in blood sugar body, which occurs ” Sugar Hangover” situation. Moreover, it is best to drink enough water. Drinking more water can keep the body hydrated and stabilize the blood sugar concentration in the body.

Experts recommend drinking plenty of water when eating sweets. (Photo via unsplash.com)

Valentine’s Day is a sweet holiday, not only emotionally sweet but also the food is full of sweetness. However, the World Health Organization has warned since 2003 that sugar is closely related to obesity and chronic diseases. It is recommended that everyone limits sugar intake to less than 10% of total calories, or as low as 5% of total calories or Less than 25 grams would be more ideal. The nutritionist appeals to everyone to be healthy during the festival, and don’t let sweetness become a burden on the body unknowingly!

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