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.

 

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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7 Ways to Shop Smarter at the Grocery Store

 

7 Ways to Shop Smarter at the Grocery Store - Temptations lurk all around, and the more you go to the store, the more you’re likely to bring home. Read on to learn how to shop smarter at the grocery store.
How to Make Healthy Choices at the Grocery Store

 

You know those rows of candy, chips, chewing gum and mints, and little fridges full of soda and energy drinks, that line the grocery store checkout lanes? These grab-and-go items make up just 1 percent of a typical supermarket’s merchandise … but account for 4 percent of its profit.

 

Let’s face it … most people don’t list candy bars and potato chips as must-haves on their grocery list … but these items probably end up in your shopping cart more often than you’d care to admit.

 

Impulse buys are so important to supermarkets and food manufacturers that companies such as Hershey’s have seen slowing sales as more customers opt for online shopping, curb side pickup and self-checkout.

 

These avenues allow you to bypass the rows of snacks at checkout, so candy makers are considering self-dispensing candy machines at the curb or near gas station pumps, or pop-up menus before you complete your online purchase, to encourage customers to keeping up their impulse buys.

 

As noted in the book America’s Cheapest Family, it’s not only the checkout lane that prompts impulse purchases. Temptations lurk all around, and the more you go to the store, the more you’re likely to bring home. According to the book:

 

  • “Shoppers making a ‘quick trip’ to the store to pick up a few specific items usually purchase 54 percent more than they planned.”

 

  • “Forty-seven percent of shoppers go to the store three or four times each week.”

 

  • “Consumers graze at the grocery store, with impulse buys making up between 50.8 and 67.7 percent of total purchase.”

 

Fortunately, there are tricks you can use to shop smarter at the grocery store so that you can stay within your food budget and not sabotage your diet with unhealthy impulse buys. The next time you go grocery shopping, try the suggestions below.

 

7 Ways to Shop Smarter at the Grocery Store

 

  1. Eat an Apple Before You Go

 

People who ate an apple snack before going grocery shopping bought 25 percent more fruits and vegetables than people who did not. The researchers concluded, “ … samples can serve as primes and encourage purchase of a greater number of products that are similar to the sample on dimensions such as healthiness.”

 

  1. Skip Unhealthy Store Samples

 

The same study mentioned above also found people who ate a cookie before shopping purchased a greater amount of less healthy items than those who ate an apple. So sampling junk foods while in you are grocery shopping could trigger you to purchase more of them.

 

  1. Go Grocery Shopping Just Once or Twice a Month

 

The more times you enter a grocery store, the more chances you have to fill your cart with junk food. Instead of shopping a few times a week, plan your meals in advance, make a long list and head to the store just once or twice a month. If you need to supplement fresh produce during that time, try to pick it up at your local farmer’s market.

 

  1. Shop When You’re Short on Time

 

An alternative to shopping just a couple of times a month is to head to the store when you only have a set amount of time, such as on your way home from work, just before you need to start dinner. When you know you have somewhere else to be, you’ll focus on what you need most and get in and out quickly.

 

  1. Shop With Cash

 

Bringing only a certain amount of cash with you to the store will force you to stay within your food budget. You won’t be able to buy too many impulse items because that will leave you short for your staple goods.

 

  1. Use a Small Shopping Cart

 

In one study, when shopping carts were doubled in size, shoppers bought 40 percent more. A separate study revealed using a shopping basket also encouraged people to buy more unhealthy and wasteful items.

 

Surprisingly, they reasoned this was because holding a basket leads you to flex your arm muscles, which influences your purchases and makes consumers more likely to look for items that offer instant gratification.

 

The best choice may therefore be to choose a small shopping cart (unless you’re shopping in monthly increments, in which case you’ll need a larger option).

 

  1. Make an Upbeat Grocery Store Playlist

 

You’ve got a playlist for the car, the gym and relaxation time, why not for the grocery store? Be sure to choose upbeat songs, as research shows when you listen to a typical store’s slow music, it causes you to linger there and spend nearly 30 percent more.

 

Watch these 2 videos here – Video 1 and Video 2 for more ideas on how to shop smarter at the grocery store.

 

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