Candy: The Real Demon Of Halloween

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Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. Pumpkins, costumes and the best part ... CANDY! I have a sweet tooth that some days takes up my whole mouth. I mean it. There is literally no room for any of my other teeth until my sweet tooth is satisfied and crawls back into her cavity-created hole. I live with six other people and only one shares my obsession with candy. So, I am happy to report evolutionary selection is still at work. It tastes too good to be good for you, and somewhere deep down, our DNA knows it.

Scientifically, sugar has been accused of causing:

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Cancer

Sugar is proven to:

  • Cause tooth decay

  • Be a source of empty calories

  • Cause tooth decay .

  • Be a source of empty calories

My own theory, based on personal experience and observation, is that sugar:

  • Decreases the effectiveness of our immune system .

  • Disrupts our sleep habits .

  • Causes night terrors in small children .

  • Causes fatigue and the blues .

  • Decreases attention span .

Check out the slideshow above for tips to cut back on sugar this Halloween.

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Expert Approved Karen Latimer
Expert Approved Karen Latimer