As Halloween rolls around, we may be thinking about indulging in a few goodies from a plastic pumpkin at work or breaking open our own stash well before the first doorbell rings.
Before grabbing something containing chewy nougat, gooey caramel or creamy chocolate, don’t forget to keep in mind the calories each of these tempting treats contain.
We have some helpful comparisons to make sure when you treat yourself, you’re not falling for the trick of overindulging.
Apple vs. Candy Apple
APPLE 95 calories vs. CANDY APPLE 215 calories
Which treat will we eat?
Naturally sweet or sweet-on-sweet?
The difference: 120 calories
Equivalent to: Walking 4 mph (brisk pace), on level ground
Peanut Butter Cup vs. Fruit Cup
MINI PEANUT BUTTER CUPS (5 each) 220 calories vs. FRUIT CUP 60 calories
The cup is always half full when we can eat way more fruit for the calories contained in five miniature peanut butter cups.
The difference: 160 calories
Equivalent to: 30 minutes gardening
Candy Corn vs. Ear of Corn
CANDY CORN (19 pieces) 140 calories vs. CORN (one ear) 59 calories
For some people, choosing between these two is a can of corn. Easy peasy. Peas are also sweet, and even better for us than corn!
The difference: 81 calories
Equivalent to: Ironing clothes or washing dishes (oooh, scary!)
Candy Bar with Almonds vs. Almonds
MINI SIZE CANDY BAR WITH ALMONDS (usually 2 each)* 160 calories vs. ALMONDS (12 each) 84 calories
The difference: 76 calories
Equivalent to: 10 minutes of jumping rope
Fill the nutrient gaps
If we find ourselves snacking on more candy than usual this season, it’s reassuring to know that in addition to regular exercise and eating lots of fruits and vegetables, we can help fill any gaps in our nutrition with supplements, like Nutrilite™ Double X™ Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient Supplement.
Phytonutrients arm us with antioxidant protection, targeting key groups of cell-damaging free radicals. What healthy Halloween habits you like to share? Let us know in the comments below! And learn more about Nutrilite supplements by visiting the websites for Amway US or Amway Canada.