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Nov 1, 2012 12:04 AM by Kathy Kuretich

Halloween candy: a sweet treat or devilish delight?

Most kids came home from trick or treating, with huge amounts of candy, both in their bags and in their bellies.
Sure, candy isn't the best source of nutrition, but some treats are scarier than others.

According to the book, "Eat This Not That" A Butterfinger "fun size" packs 100 calories, the author said there's no easier way to gobble up that many calories so quickly.
And three mini Twix has the most saturated fat. Just three will give you 10-percent of the saturated fat you should eat in one day.

Dr. Susan Swadener, Registered Dietician, said it's okay to have sweet treats, but portion control is key. One or two pieces is reasonable, "but if you eat ten of them, there's 800 calories," she said.

She added that burgers and snickers bar can share the same ghoulish qualities.
"They're kind of equivalent, they're both half fat. Where if you eat a Jolly Rancher, it's pure sugar. Or even like six candy corns, it's like having two and a half teaspoons of sugar," said Dr. Swadener.

She said we're supposed to have fun foods, but you must keep portions small to stay healthy.

And here's a fun Halloween fact. A University of Westminster study found watching 90 minutes of a scary movie burns nearly 200 calories. They even ranked the top calorie-burners. Taking the top spot was "The Shining" with 184 calories.



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