Announcing Here for You the 4 Healthy Candy Alternatives

 

Announcing Here for You the 4 Healthy Candy Alternatives -Revealing here are 7 unhealthiest candies and 4 healthy candy alternatives for your health and pleasure.
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We’ve just passed one of the biggest “candy” days of the year in the United States – Halloween. But even if you managed to dodge that diet-wrecking bullet, get ready for more coming your way.

 

The winter holiday season is upon us … complete with peppermint bark, chocolates, and candy canes (1.8 billion candy canes are made each season).

 

Once the season’s sweets are behind us, up comes Valentine’s Day … Easter (Easter candy sales make up 28 percent of total U.S. candy sales each year) … and the list goes on and on.

 

Not to imply that holidays are the only days Americans eat candy … 50 percent of Americans surveyed (and 55 percent of those with kids in the house) said they eat 10 or more servings of candy each month.

 

You’re probably aware that candy isn’t healthy … but if you’ve got a sweet tooth you give in to more than you’d like to admit, you should know that some candy might be worse than others.

 

The sweets that follow are among the worst, unhealthiest candies on the market.

 

7 Unhealthiest Candies

 

  1. Sour Patch Kids

 

The first three ingredients are sugar, invert sugar (a glucose/fructose mix) and corn syrup, which explains why just 16 of these little pieces have 26 grams of sugar

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends adults consume just 25 grams of sugar – or less – a day.

 

Artificial flavors and four types of artificial colors round out this candy’s atrocious ingredient list!

 

  1. Butterfinger

 

One original Butterfinger bar contains 29 grams of sugar, and while its manufacturer, Nestle, plans to remove artificial colors and flavors from their chocolate candy products by the end of 2015.

Despite this, Butterfinger still contains the preservative TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone), which is also used in fragrances and varnish and was described by Michael Pollan (author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) as a form of butane (aka lighter fluid).

 

  1. Twizzlers

 

High in sugar (19 grams for four twists) and controversial ingredients, Twizzlers earned an “F” ranking from FoodFacts.com. In addition to corn syrup and sugar (the first and third ingredients, respectively), Twizzlers also contain partially hydrogenated oil (i.e. trans fats), artificial flavors and colors, salt and preservatives …

 

  1. 3 Musketeers

 

Although these are marketed as a lower fat candy than other chocolate bars, don’t be fooled. One bar contains 36 grams of sugar and hydrogenated palm kernel oil, which means these “lower-fat” candies contain some of the worst fat of all – synthetic trans fats.

 

  1. Take 5 Bars

 

Hershey’s Take 5 candy bars’ lengthy list of ingredients includes sugar high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fat), artificial flavor, TBHQ, caramel color and more.

 

Hershey’s, like Nestle, has plans to remove artificial flavors and colors and high fructose corn syrup from their chocolate products, although a definitive timeline hasn’t been given.

 

  1. Dots

 

Dots gumdrops are made of corn syrup, sugar, artificial flavor and artificial colors, including FD&C Red 40, Yellow 5 and Blue 1. Each Dot contains about 2 grams of sugar, which means even a small handful will send you over your daily recommended limit.

 

  1. M&Ms

 

Made of artificially flavored milk chocolate, sugar, cornstarch, corn syrup and artificial colors (nine different varieties), M&Ms are a high sugar, genetically modified (sugar and corn ingredients are often full of GMOs) “treat.”

 

Are There Healthy Candy Alternatives?

 

A piece of whole fruit can satisfy your sweet tooth while providing your body with valuable vitamins, minerals and fiber. It can also satisfy your hunger pains … but if only candy will do, try these healthier alternatives:

 

Dark chocolate: Cocoa beans contain potent antioxidants that are quite good for your heart. One study even found that those who ate the most chocolate had a 37% reduction in heart disease and a 29% reduction in stroke compared to those who ate the lowest levels.

 

As a general rule, the darker (and bitter it gets) the chocolate, the healthier it is.

 

Dark chocolate-covered fruit: Dark chocolate raisins, cherries or blueberries combine the antioxidant power of dark chocolate with that of berries – a particularly healthy combination. Just be sure you don’t overdo it (dried fruit is high in sugar).

 

KIND bars: KIND bars are low in sugar and high in protein and fiber. Plus, they contain only ingredients you can pronounce. Many other protein and granola bars on the market contain as much sugar as a candy bar, so be sure to read the labels before assuming it’s a ‘healthier’ choice.

 

Shredded coconut: Rich in healthy fats, coconut is naturally sweet and satisfying. Be sure to look for unsweetened varieties. If you like, you can use it to make your own healthy trail mix by combining unsweetened coconut with nuts and dark chocolate chips.

 

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For the sake of good health, candies and any food items that are sugar-laden should be consumed in very moderate amount, because these are high acid forming foods.

 

A healthy body is the result of healthy blood. Blood contains the nutrients needed to provide the entire body with the specific fuel it requires for maximum health and athletic/non-athletic performance, like a well-oiled machine.

 

Blood must maintain a pH of approximately 7.4 for optimum human health and performance.  This means that the blood must maintain a slightly alkaline blood pH, since 7.0 is considered neutral. Normal, arterial blood readings are 7.4, but can vacillate between 7.37 and 7.43.

 

Blood levels that go below 7.37, or above 7.43, will cause the body to produce inferior and unhealthy body tissue. Your health and athletic performance will be sluggish, your power, strength and endurance will be greatly reduced, and it will be the cause of many sport injuries that could have been avoided.

 

You may ask, “How are these blood levels related to diet?” The food you eat will either be alkaline-forming or acid-forming.

 

If you have an acid-forming diet, your body will be in a chronic state of high acidity. If your body is in a constant state of over-acidification, it becomes impossible for healthy cells to regenerate.

 

Cancer cells thrive in an overly acidic environment. By taking action to become more alkaline, you can make it more difficult for cancer cells to regenerate.

 

Eating an acid/alkaline balanced diet is the key to staying healthy. Understanding the pH of the foods that you eat is relative to the state of your body’s health.

 

Learn about The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet for better health which will also help in lowering your risks of getting cancer – The World’s Top Killer for Premature Death!

 

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