Written by Jake Kastleman
Halloween is a time of poppin’ parties, ghostly ghouls, wild werewolves, and jolly jack o'lanterns!
During this time of year, you get into creative mode, conjuring up fun costumes and exciting events. You have kids to help pick out (or make) costumes, multiple elementary school parties to prepare for, and fun times with family and friends to look forward to.
But what else is Halloween about?...Oh yeah, candy. Lots. Of. CANDY.
Can you say sugar? While you already know that too much sugar is bad for your body, you still find yourself, and your children especially, loading up on it. You try your best to keep a limit on it, but how in the world can you do that when your kids get it from literally every person they run in to?
While it’s good to have some fun and treat yourself to a few things, you don’t want to make yourself or your kids sick, nor to experience a major dip in your immune systems due to sugar overload.
It’s no fun to finish up a holiday feeling stuffed up, out of energy, and waking up with a “candy hangover.”
So what can you do about it?
If you know you’re going to be headed to a party in the evening, try to load up on your nutrients and healthy foods earlier in the day. You can ‘treat’ yourself and your children to a healthy breakfast and lunch before heading out for a delicious (but deadly) dinner.
Get it? Deadly?...Because it’s halloween...
Anyway, building up your immune system before heading to a party can be a good way to avoid some of the backlash of all those sweets and treats. Your body will thank you, and so will your kids.
A lot of kids are actually perfectly willing to give up their candy - assuming the price is right.
Multiple parents, including our very own CEO, Jason Budge, offer their children the option of trading in their hard-won candy for something else they want more - like money.
Jason offers his children dollars on the pound for their candy, and his children usually take it! This means that his kids get to have all of the fun of trick-or-treating with their friends and they get to stay healthy and well too.
We know some other people that actually offer their kids the option to trade in their candy year-round. And their kids always choose to trade it in!
One of their children loves legos, so they say that he can pay for a new lego set with X amount of candy (depending on the set). This child remains healthy, happy, and he feels excited every time he gets candy because it means he is that much closer to his next lego set!
One of the very best things you can do to build your immune system is to feed it tons of whole fruits & veggies.
Fruits and veggies contain tons of antioxidants that help fight off free radicals, detoxify the body, support healthy inflammation, and more. These antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, and phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavanols, lutein, and xanthophyll.
Our Boost blend is loaded with these micronutrients and more. Because it contains banana, kiwi, pineapple, butternut squash, mango, orange, and peach it has a ton of vitamin C. It also has carrot, which is filled with carotenoids and many other powerful nutrients.
Because Boost has 8 different fruits & veggies, all adding up to 4 full servings of produce, it is the easiest way on the planet to get a large variety of nutrients in 30 seconds or less. It is specially formulated to build your immune system (as well as your skin, hair, and nails, which is a nice bonus).
Ruvi contains freeze dried fruits & veggies pounded into a powder - it’s as easy as pour, shake, drink. There is nothing added, and nothing taken out - it even includes the fiber and enzymes. No prep, no clean up, and you can take it literally anywhere you go. Any trip or outing, you know you have whole fruits & veggies on hand - so you can get a boost of 100% natural, sustained energy no matter where you are.
Have you ever wondered what drinking a Ruvi a day can do for you? Well for one thing, it inspires you to improve many areas of your life, like your eating and exercise habits. We love the success stories of our Ruvi Challenge participants who for 30 days, drank a Ruvi a day, removed one bad health habit, and exercised for 30 minutes each day.
After 30 incredible days we had to choose just four grand prize winners out of this hardworking group. Check out their journeys to even better health! We know the life changing transformation that takes place when you get a wide variety of whole fruits & veggies each day - and these stories showcase that in a variety of ways.