Halloween isn’t just about the candy and the costumes. For many, Halloween is a reminder of just how scary this time of year is for those with high blood pressure.

The long walk about the neighborhood, the temptations that arise when friends and family come into town, the yummy but very unhealthy foods, the alcohol at every party, and so much more.

To be honest, this time of year is can be a horrible nightmare for anyone living with Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or high cholesterol.

But there are some things that you can do to avoid falling into that same unhealthy trap again this year…

Healthy Snacks

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Don’t give in to temptations. Instead of grabbing a handful of candy from the Trick-or-Treat bowl, plan ahead and put together some healthy snacks that won’t hurt your heart. Set yourself up to succeed on Halloween night!

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If you’re hosting a Halloween party, get creative with your healthy snacks! Healthy food does not have to be dull and boring. In fact, as the above photo shows, it can be fun and festive!

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Setting yourself up for success also means enjoying Halloween and the festivities that come along with it!

Healthy Drinks

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How about some spooky, healthy drinks instead of all the alcohol that tends to pop up this time of year?!

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You can still have pumpkin-flavored drinks and be heart healthy!

Set yourself up for success this Halloween! Have fun and be healthy!