Best and Worst Halloween Candy
Treat your sweet tooth without wrecking your diet
Bowls of Halloween candy everywhere you look? No Problem! We asked Heather Bauer, R.D., a New York City-based nutritionist and author of The Wall Street Diet, which holiday candies won't kill your diet and which should be shoved off on those costumed strangers knocking on your door.
|Lollipops "Since they last longer, suckers mentally trick you into feeling like you've eaten more," Bauer says. "They're also relatively low-calorie and have no fat." A small one contains as few as 20 calories.|
|Smarties Pop 'em one at a time and savor the sour bite. One pack is a measly 25 calories.|
|Dark chocolate "Always pick it over milk or white chocolate," Bauer says. Extra cocoa makes it more rewarding to your taste buds. It's also good for your heart and may even help to lower blood pressure.|
|Mounds "Even if you love coconut, these are bad," Bauer says. And the smaller size doesn't help. the mini bars are still loaded with 63 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat.|
|Candy Corn These kernels are pure sugar—usually the worst kind (high fructose corn syrup). One handful can cost you several hundred calories—or about 30 minutes on the treadmill.|