The Five Most Unhealthy Halloween Candies
We see these lists every year, but if you're picking out your Halloween candy this week, "Reader's Digest" has a list of the unhealthiest Halloween candies you can buy. Obviously, ALL candy is bad for you, but here are the top five.
And remember, the recommended daily limit for processed sugar in a 2,000 calorie diet is about 40 grams, or between 100 and 150 calories. That's about eight teaspoons.
#1.) Twizzlers. They don't have much fat, but they're basically just sugar . . . which turns to fat in your body if you don't burn it off. And one Twizzler has about 35 calories and five grams of sugar.
#2.) Fun-Sized Butterfingers. Each one has 45 calories, and two grams of fat. So if you have four of them and weigh 150 pounds, you'd have to walk about 30 minutes to burn it off.
#3.) Fun-Sized Baby Ruth. Just one has upwards of 80 calories, four grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar. It's mostly because of the chocolate-and-peanuts combo.
#4.) Fun-Sized Mounds. They're dark chocolate and have coconut filling, which might SOUND healthier. But one bar has 4.5 grams of fat, 7 grams of sugar, and 80 calories.
#5.) Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins. They're the Halloween version of Peanut Butter Cups, and they're probably the worst.
Instead of two small pieces, you get one big one that has 180 calories, 16 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of fat.
The peanut butter is the main reason it's so bad. And just to put it in perspective, if you eat two of them, that's 60 more calories than a McDonald's cheeseburger!