Announcing Here for You the 4 Healthy Candy Alternatives

 

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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.

 

Watch this Video HERE – Ashley’s Green Life Favourite Healthy Candy Alternatives

 

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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Here are 10 Popular Foods Highly Exposed to GMOs

 

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If you want to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food and you eat processed foods, you’d better get ready to purge your pantry. It’s estimated that at least 75 percent of processed foods, from crackers to soda, contain GM ingredients.

 

This is largely because 93 percent of U.S. corn and 94 percent of U.S. soy are genetically modified, and corn and soy are featured predominantly in most processed foods.

 

However, there are some less obvious GM ingredients as well, like cottonseed oil (96 percent of U.S. cotton is GM) and – a surprise to many – sugar.

 

Up to 60 percent of U.S. sugar comes from sugar beets, the majority of which are genetically modified.

 

So avoiding GM foods is at once simple and overwhelming, depending on your current diet. If you currently eat a mostly fresh-foods diet, it’ll be easy for you to stay away from GMOs.

 

If your diet is focused on processed foods, you’ve got some cleaning up to do (or at least some swapping of organics for your regular brands, as organics are GMO-free).

 

Why Ditch GMOs?

 

If you’re new to the GMO debate, you may be wondering why to go to the trouble of removing them from your diet. You’re already eating them, why stop?

 

There are a number of concerns surrounding the toxicity of GM foods themselves as well as the pesticides, like Monsanto’s Roundup, that accompany them.

 

There’s a reason why 26 countries have banned GMOs. In a nutshell:

 

  • Genetic modification may disturb the function of neighboring genes, leading to toxic or allergenic tendencies

 

  • Bt toxin used in GM corn, which wasn’t supposed to transfer to humans, was detected in pregnant women and their babies, with unknown consequences

 

  • GM crops inevitably contaminate non-GM crops around them; the effects of genetic contamination in the environment are unknown

 

  • GM crops, and the widespread use of Roundup, have been instrumental in the decline of monarch butterflies and other animal species

 

  • GM crops have been overhyped; they don’t lead to increased crop yields and have led to an increased risk of pesticide use (not a reduced usage, as promised), super weeds and super pests

 

  • GM crops are touted as being “substantially equivalent” to conventional crops, but research shows significant nutritional differences between the two

 

Further, one of the most pressing issues is the widespread use of Roundup on GM crops.

 

Earlier this year, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, a “probable carcinogen” (Class 2A), which means eating GM foods contaminated with it could potentially be also.

 

Glyphosate residues are known to exist widely on GM foods, yet the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test for such residues in your food, claiming the tests are “too expensive” to do on a regular basis.

 

And cancer is just one of the concerning aspects of glyphosate. It’s also been show to interfere with metabolic processes, disrupt the endocrine system, and alter the balance of gut bacteria and more.

 

Quite simply, consuming GM foods truly is an ongoing experiment that is being hoisted upon the American public, much of whom are unaware that they’re acting as human guinea pigs …

 

If you want to opt out, it’s still possible, but since GM foods aren’t required to be labelled (another reason to avoid them – it’s a matter of your right to know what is in your food!) you have to be smart about it.

 

10 Popular Foods to Ditch if You Want to Avoid GMOs

 

Daily Finance compiled 10 popular foods you’ll need to give up if you want to avoid GMOs. It is a good starting point but, as mentioned, you’ll need to ditch most processed foods to really avoid them.

 

If you’re interested, the Center for Food Safety has created the True Food Shoppers Guide for avoiding GMOs in your food. You can download the app so you can avoid GMOs whenever you shop. Also, choose organic as much as possible, as organic foods are GMO-free.

 

  1. Canned Soup

 

Take a look at the ingredients and you’ll find many canned soups contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and vegetable oil (possibly soybean oil) along with other soy-based ingredients.

 

  1. Frozen Foods

 

Try to find a conventional frozen food that doesn’t contain sugar, HFCS or soy … go ahead, I dare you (and frozen vegetables don’t count!).

 

  1. Baby Formula

 

Sadly, even infant formula often contains GM soy and milk-based ingredients. The milk is a problem because conventional dairy cows are fed GM corn for feed, which means even the most vulnerable among us are being inundated with GMOs.

 

  1. Sweetened Juices

 

While the only GM fruit that’s readily available is Hawaiian papaya, sweetened juices typically contain GM HFCS or beet sugar.

 

  1. Cereal

 

Most grains (other than corn) are not GM, but again the GMOs come in for the added sugar and, often, corn, that many cereals contain. Last year cereal giant General Mills actually announced that its original-flavor Cheerios would soon be GMO-free (they formerly contained GMO corn starch and sugar). The boxes will reportedly be labelled “Not Made with Genetically Modified Ingredients.”

 

  1. Vegetable and Canola Oils

 

Corn, soy and cottonseed crops – the majority of which are GM – are popular plants for making vegetable oil. Rapeseed, from which canola oil is made, is also likely to be GM, as 90 percent of such crops in the US are genetically modified.

 

  1. Tofu

 

This “health food” may come as a surprise on the list, but tofu is made from soy and, often, GM soy at that.

 

  1. Meat

 

While livestock has yet to be genetically modified, most factory-farm raised animals are fed GM corn and/or soy. In this way, you’re still being exposed to GMOs when you eat the meat. This is one more reason to seek out grass-fed, pastured animal foods whenever possible.

 

(While livestock have yet to be genetically engineered, be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering approval of AquAdvantage genetically modified salmon, which may soon be coming to a store near you.)

 

  1. Milk

 

As with meat, dairy cows are typically raised on GM corn, which means you’re being exposed when you drink the milk. If you drink milk, organic, grass-fed milk is a GM-free alternative.

 

  1. Soda

 

If you drink soda you’re also drinking a hefty dose of GM sugar and/or HFCS. Of course, GMOs are just one reason to ditch soft drinks.

 

Also watch this Video HERE – The Truth about Your Food with FOOD, INC. Filmmaker Robert Kenner

 

The Healthy Back Institute is GMO-Free

 

The Healthy Back Institute believes in the power of nature, and using products in as close to their natural state as possible for ultimate health and healing.

 

This is why HBI never uses GMOs in any of our products, including the #1 best-selling pain relief supplement from Heal-n-Soothe. With every product GMO-free, you can feel confident in choosing them to support and protect your health.

 

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If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more