The holiday filled with little chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and colorful eggs is fast approaching. Easter is a fun time of year; it brings family together, honors religious views and let us all feel a bit like a kid again. There is one thing that we all share in common and that we love about this holiday; the candy. However, the little delicious morsel your about to pop in your mouth could be unhealthy and without moderation, could have serious effects on your body.
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For those of you who are sweet-a-holics, don’t worry! Below we have provided a list of Easter candy do’s and don’ts. Now you can have your candy and eat it too!
1. Hollow Chocolate Bunny
This lighter treat is portion controlled and will set you back with fewer calories than a solid bunny. Also, opt for darker chocolate which is linked to many health benefits including, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improved mood and a reduced risk of blood clots.
2. High-Quality Fudge
Looking for a candy that will satisfy your sweet tooth and avoids artificial flavors and additives? Fudge is your winner! For an extra punch of nutrition reach for fudge filled with heart-healthy nuts or dried fruit. As an added bonus, make your own with the family!
1. Chewy and Sticky Candy
Steer clear of the gummy bears, gum drops and caramels. Beside the artificial sweeteners and dyes they contain, they can wreak havoc on your teeth. After eating a sticky candy, you can usually feel little bits still stuck in your teeth, right? Well, “when sugar sticks to your teeth by means of sticky candy, it spells long-term tooth decay for your mouth. The longer sugar stays in your teeth, the more the bacteria break it down into acids. The more acid, the more tooth decay.”
2. Creme Eggs
Soon enough you won’t be able to walk into the supermarket without seeing these sweet delights everywhere. However one Crème Egg is “equivalent to what the American Heart Association considers an entire day’s worth of sugar (20g or 5 teaspoons of sugar).” That is a sugar overload! If you’re watching your sugar blood level, it’s best to keep these eggs at the supermarket.
With all of this candy knowledge, we hope you feel armed and ready to take on the Easter bunny and his sweet treats! Make sure to indulge a little, just remember that moderation is key.
While you’re munching away on your little chocolate bunny this year ask yourself this question: Do I feel safe, alone in my home? If you answered no, then it is time to get Life Alert. While the Easter bunny may only come once a year, Life Alert is available at your beck and call 24/7. Your waterproof, Life Alert pendant can be worn at all times and with a simple push of a button you will receive emergency medical attention fast. Now that is something to celebrate! For a free brochure, call 1-800-513-2934.
1. Philpott, Shannon. “The Best and Worst of Easter Candy.” Livestrong. 18 April 2014. <http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011043-worst-easter-candy/#slide=4 >.
2. “Why (Halloween) Candy Is Bad for Your Teeth. 31 October 2014. <http://lawyerdds.com/2014/10/31/why-halloween-candy-is-bad-for-your-teeth/ >.
3. Roussell, Dr. Mike. “Ask the Diet Doctor: Anatomy of a Cadbury Crème Egg.” 20 April 2014.