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Top 20 Reasons to Skip the Sugar This Halloween

We know it can be tempting to indulge in a couple Snickers bars during this time of year, but here’s why you should say “no” to candy.

By Melissa Mohabir
Top 20 Reasons to Skip the Sugar This Halloween

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Snickers. M&M’s. They’re all lying around your house waiting to be handed out to kids dressed up as superheroes and princesses. You might be tempted to try a piece here and there, but trust us, it’s better to leave the sweets to the trick-or-treaters. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 reasons you should stay away from candy this Halloween.

  1. You’d have to complete 1 hour of vigorous weightlifting to burn off 1.5 Snickers bars (approximately 400 calories).
  1. Sugar can decrease the amount of growth hormone in your body.
  1. Drowsiness and decreased activity are byproducts of increased sugar consumption.
  1. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease by hardening your arteries.
  1. To lose the amount of calories you gain eating 1 Butterfinger, you’d have to jog for more than half an hour.
  1. Your ability to absorb protein can be affected by sugar.
  1. Sugar feeds cancer.
  1. Your chances of becoming diabetic are greatly increased by sugar consumption.
  1. Your body’s defense system can become significantly paralyzed, making it unable to protect against sickness and disease.

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