Will you be giving up sweet treats in March?
The British Heart Foundation has issued a challenge to the nation to give up sweet treats in March
The Dechox Challenge asks people to give up chocolate for the month of March to help raise money for life saving research and this year, the British Heart Foundation is asking participants to give up chocolate, sweets and fizzy drinks as part of Dechox+.
A survey conducted as part of the BHF’s Dechox Challenge campaign suggests that biscuits are the favourite sugary snacks of Britons. But whilst the treats were ranked number one (42%), chocolate (41%) was nipping closely at their heels.
Staying inside more was cited by over a quarter of people (28%) as a reason for reaching for snacking and that the majority are most likely to reach for snacks between 8pm and 9pm.
Emma Day, head of Dechox at the BHF, said: “It’s clear that the UK’s partiality to a sugary snack is at an all-time high so what better way to challenge yourself than to take on Dechox?”
“With the BHF in the midst of its biggest financial crisis in its 60-year history, we need fundraisers to take on sponsored challenges like Dechox to help us continue to fund life saving research into the world’s biggest killers, heart and circulatory diseases.
“This is a fun and personal challenge that will help us on our mission to beat heartbreak forever.”
Click here to sign up for the BHF’s Dechox challenge to go choc-free this March.
Will you help the BHF’s work by giving up sweet treats in March? Or do you feel you eat a healthy balanced diet anyway?
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