The Scary Truth About Halloween Candy

October 6th, 2014 | Fun, Holiday, Nutrition and Health

October has arrived! We certainly would not be surprised if your little ones are already planning their Halloween costumes for the anticipated night. Trick-or-treating is a popular tradition and kids from all over look forward to their night being filled with sugar-packed treats. As a parent, you may or may not put thought into the treats that your child will be bringing home. As long as they are packaged and not homemade, right? Well, yes… but don’t think that today’s candy is not posing health risks to our kids.


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Did you know that there are a number of scary additives in Halloween candy? Yes… this is the scary truth about Halloween candy, folks! These are the big ones to look out for…

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup. You’ve heard this one thrown around, right? This synthetic sweetener is genetically modified and comes with serious risks. It has been linked to things such as obesity, diabetes, allergies, and more.
  • Palm Kernel Oil. It sounds like a natural ingredient, doesn’t it? Its name is certainly deceiving. It is actually extracted from the pit with a gasoline-like hydrocarbon solvent. Definitely not a healthy oil to be consuming!
  • Food Dyes. Dyes may look nice but they are all but healthy for you. In fact, they have been linked to neurological disorders, behavioral problems, headaches, learning disabilities, and more. Look out for Red #40, BlueLake, and Yellow #5.
  • Aspartame. This artificial sweetener is included in a wide variety of gum brands. There are a number of disorders currently associated with aspartame, including birth defects, cancer, diabetes, emotional disorders, epilepsy, and more.

These are just a few of the names you should be scanning when choosing Halloween candy this month.

Please come back soon! As Halloween approaches, we will be sharing a post on healthier alternatives. The best part? Your kids will still enjoy them! You won’t want to miss it.

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