“Dr. Lisa, I know that Halloween usually means handing out and collecting conventional candy, but the more I am reading about the ingredients in them, the more I question if this is a safe thing to do. I am not comfortable with my son eating these candies, but at I am also not sure what to replace his goodies with. Are there safe healthy candies for trick or treat or should I try handing out non-candy items? “~Karen
Trick or Treat?
I am here to answer this seasonal never-ending question.
Wait for it…
We are being tricked with our treats!
That’s right. Many adored conventional candies are made with toxic harmful ingredients.
I use to love conventional candy just as much as you. In fact, a Snickers or a Mounds bar as a quick pick me up in the late afternoon or a sweet treat after dinner was once irresistible. I love chocolate. Call me a chocoholic if you must, but when I began to research what REALLY was in many of my beloved chocolate treats, I was so grossed out.
And, having three sons (one on the Autism Spectrum), I had to make sure we avoided conventional sweets since many harmful ingredients are linked to health problems such as tumors, attention deficits, hyperactivity, behavior and neurological problems. Crazy, I know.
Don’t worry. After I show you what is in many conventional candies and why you must avoid them, I will provide you with delicious non-toxic replacements.
Visit the following link for the full post. Lots of great tips and information.
The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk.
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