The American Diabetes Association estimated that in 2014 11.8 million adults over 65 years old had diabetes, accounting for almost 30 percent of older adults in the country. Diabetes requires people to lower their sugar intake, which can be challenging during celebrations like Halloween. Thankfully, there are sugar-free versions of popular spooky treats that provide all of the sweet taste without the negative effects on health.
Even for healthy seniors, sugar shouldn’t be eaten frequently or in large amounts. According to Women’s Health magazine, sugar has a number of negative effects on the body. For example, sugary foods are …read more