Trick or Treat? Six Surprising Myths About Halloween Candy

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Madelyn Fernstrom PhD CNS on Oct 2, 2009 at 12:55PM

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Trick or Treat? Six Surprising Myths About Halloween Candy

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Myth 3: Candy with Fruit and Nuts is Healthier

Fruits and nuts are healthy foods and nutrient-dense, but when added to candy, they just pack on unneeded calories and fat. Chocolate-covered peanuts and raisins sound healthier than plain chocolate, but they’re not. Looking for that taste combination? Try dipping a fresh strawberry in some melted chocolate, or mix a small handful of dry roasted almonds with a tablespoon of chocolate chips.

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