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FOOD & NUTRITION BLOG
Halloween is just around the corner and candy is stocked up in all the stores. But have you ever stopped to consider exactly what’s inside your favorite candies?
Here are a list of ingredients that could be lurking inside your favorite Halloween candies:
That being said, it’s not a crime to eat candy on Halloween since it is a festive sweet treat kind of day! However, I’ve always believed that by equipping yourself with more knowledge, you can make better, healthier choices! And there is such a thing as choosing “healthier” options of candy (and no, I’m not talking about fruits and vegetables, although that would be great!), but you can choose healthier candies to consume.
Here’s a helpful infographic to show calories, saturated fat, and sugar levels in popular Halloween candies:
As a general rule of thumb, try not to eat candies made of pure sugar. Skittles and gummies come to mind since these are pure sugar bombs- limit these kind of candies to prevent a huge sugar rush to your system. Dark chocolates with nuts or coconut are still slightly better than candies made of just sugar.
Have a safe and healthy Halloween!
Ingredients in Halloween Candy: HERE
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