Well, it's that time of year again when many kids and grown folks alike indulge in Halloween candy and other sugary foods. Now, I'm as health conscious as they come but let's be real, most kids don't want to see those bagged pretzels and peanuts on Halloween. With that said, here are 10 of the better candy choices for parents, calorie counters and health conscious chocolate lovers.
1. Gummy Bears 9 calories in 5 bears
2. Dum Dum Pops 20 calories per pop
3. Jolly Ranchers 23 calories in 1 piece
4. Smarties (Sweet Tarts) 25 calories in 1 roll
5. Tootsie Rolls 26 calories in 1 roll
6. Nerds 40 calories in 1 small box
7. Jelly Beans 54 calories in 5 beans
8. 3 Musketeers 63 calories in 1 fun size bar
9. Kit Kat 70 calories in 1 snack size bar
10. Peanut or Plain M & M's 90 or 70 calories in one fun size pack
It’s important to understand that sugar is the fundamental ingredient in most candies (especially hard candies) so, as with anything, moderation is key. Hopefully, I’ve armed you with some useful information that allows you to make better choices while sorting through those Halloween bags.
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Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a physician for advice.
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