Halloween Candy – And 3 Scary Facts About Sugar

pumpkin puppy

Dallas in his pumpkin costume!

It’s Halloween. So this is an obligatory candy post – but it is also very important information for you candy lovers out there.

Tonight is full of sweet treats and chocolate. Once you eat a few, those fun size packs really add up – and the calories and sugar pack on the pounds.

Princesses don’t like extra pounds – their party dresses won’t fit! And sugar is not good for a royal complexion either. So best to crunch on these treats in moderation tonight!

A USA Today article notes that about 4% of all candy consumed in this country occurs on Halloween. If you think about that, it’s a big number.

The Wall Street Journal finds that ‘’the average person consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day, or 355 calories.” Sugar is a diet sabotager y’all – and Halloween is a just a conduit for it.

If you are making a progress on a diet plan and want to steer clear from handing out candy all together, you can hand out little glow sticks to trick-or-treaters. Then you won’t tempt yourself!

FACT 1: Sugar Messes Up Your Skin

So, think about your skin pretty ladies. Sugar enters the blood stream quickly spiking blood sugar levels (that is why we love it). Just like refined carbs and dairy, this causes inflammation that leads to breakouts, rashes and dull skin. We do not love that reaction.

FACT 2: Sugar Can Give You Cavities

candy corn

One 140-calorie serving of candy corn — 19 pieces — would take 35 minutes to burn off!

Let’s not forget about our pearly whites either. Hard candy is actually one of the worst foods for your teeth. “These sweets pack a double whammy in that they not only stick to the teeth, but they also linger in the mouth for a long time as you wait for them to dissolve.”

FACT 3: Sugar Not Eaten in Moderation Will Pack On Pounds 

I am going to be honest with you ladies, candy is not good for you – period. A Buzzfeed article found that Kit Kats, Milky Way, Nerds, Whoppers, Skittles, Butterfinger, and Twizzlers all contain more than 15 ingredients. Gross. I don’t want to put that in my body. Here is a great article about how you can get addicted to sugar – and that addiction is what causes weight gain. It also makes you feel sluggish – so those workouts are extra hard to get up off the couch and do.

Tonight, just remember not to party too hard with the candy. Sugar is good in moderation but can reek havoc on your body if consumed too much.  Happy Halloween!

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