It’s a big part of what makes the holiday fun, and completely abstaining from Halloween treats sounds like torture.
However, some candies are worse than others.
Much of what makes certain candies so unhealthy is their high amount of added sugar.
Added sugar is the worst type of sugar you can eat, and the American Heart Association recommends a limit of 36 grams per day for men and 25 grams per day for women.
In their full-sized forms, many of these candies exceed or approach that limit in a single serving.
While “fun size” varieties are more common on Halloween, those little treats can still back a shocking amount of sugar.
Even Fun Size Butterfingers are pretty junky.
A single Fun Size bar contains 8 percent of your daily saturated fat and 8 grams of sugar.
But if you can limit yourself to just one Fun Size bar, you should be fine.
But if you cave and go with the regular size, you’ll be consuming 11 grams of fat and 28 grams of sugar.
That’s a formula for obesity.
Don’t get tricked by this treat.
Although Mounds contain coconut, they’re not a healthy option.
A single serving contains 258 calories and 24 grams of sugar.
It also packs an astounding 11 grams of saturated fat, the same amount you’d find in 22 Chicken McNuggets.
You’re better off eating real coconut and a little dark chocolate.
Learn what type of dark chocolate actually offers health benefits, because it’s probably more specific than you think.
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