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The Seven Worst Halloween Candies For You

Women’s Day magazine put together a list of the most unhealthy Halloween candies for kids (based on caloric intake and how bad they are for your teeth). It’s also basically a list of the most delicious Halloween candies. It’s probably the stuff you eat when you pick through the candy they bring home.

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Here are the Top 7 worst candies for your kids, according to Women’s Day:

  1. Snickers – The main reason they’re bad is the caramel, which gets stuck in your teeth and causes cavities. They’re also high in calories.
  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – One of them has as many calories as two normal Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (one regular cup has 88 calories, one Peanut Butter Pumpkin has 180).
  1. Candy Corn – Made with nothing but bad stuff for you and your kids (sugar, artificial coloring, and artificial flavors).
  1. Tootsie Pops – Tootsie Pops (and any kind of lollipop) are really bad for your teeth, simply because they take so long to eat. Lollipops usually stay in your mouth for five to ten minutes.
  1. Starburst – Just like caramel, Starburst tend to stick to your teeth longer than other types of candy. They are also loaded with fat and sugar. In fact, ten Starbursts have about the same amount of sugar as 5 1/2 sugar packets!
  1. Sour Patch Kids – These also stick to your teeth and cause cavities. They also have high levels of acid in them, which breaks down your enamel and cause even more cavaties!
  1. Fun Dip – If you don’t remember, it’s basically a white stick of sugar that you dip into more sugar (pretty obvious why it’s bad for you). One serving has 50 calories, and sometimes one package has three servings in it.

There ya go, Happy Halloween! Here’s the full article and list from Women’s Day


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