Halloween – it can be a real treat for kids and parents alike, but some of the edible items that are given out while going door-to-door can play a nasty trick on your health.
However, Halloween doesn’t just have to be about sugar-filled candy that makes kids’ heads spin. There are alternatives that still taste great and remain in the spirit of the occasion – without the extreme sugar rush (and crash) after. These 12 suggestions can be a guideline for which candies to let your kids indulge in, as well as which candies to buy to give out…
1. Embrace Chocolate From The Dark Side
Chocolate is a hard thing to resist, with that sweet taste that sends happiness to your brain. However, we all know that milk chocolate is not exactly in the “healthy snack” category.
However, dark chocolate without all the added sugars is a different story. In fact, Men’s Journal says dark chocolate can actually be good for the heart (but it has to have at least 70-percent cocoa content to reap the benefits.) While many brands of dark chocolate are still quite high in fats, you’ll also get healthy flavonoids (antioxidants), it adds.