Don’t let the headline freak you out—there are no apples or
pretzel packets to be found in this list of better-for-you options. We get it,
Halloween is a night for candy, not worrying about calories or saturated fat or
anything else. Nosh on…but when you’re plucking bites from that pumpkin-shaped
bucket, try to keep these tips in mind…
like Tootsie Roll Pops
Nutritious they’re not, but long-lasting treats like
lollipops and Jolly Ranchers do have one thing going for them, health-wise: The
longer you suck on them, the fewer candies you’ll be noshing on overall. And
that’s a major plus for your waistline.
Sweet instead of sour
We’re not about to call candy health food, but if you want
to do your teeth a favor—and, uh, avoid getting yelled at on your next trip to
the dentist—pick a candy that isn’t sour. Researchers have proven that sour
candies wreck your enamel. In fact, eating them is sort of like sucking on
acid. Um. Yum?
Skip the fun size
There’s something about miniatures that make us think that
we can gobble up as many as we want, and they sort of don’t count. Well, we’ve
got some bad news: They do. Instead of popping a pile of mini Reese’s Cups, eat
one or two full-size ones. That way, you get the satisfaction of your favorite
candy and you remember exactly how much of it you’ve eaten, too.
What’s your favorite
Halloween candy? Tell us in the comments!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, halloween