by Christine H.
On Halloween, our little "trick or treaters" get so much candy, full of
sugar and chemical additives. Sugar is known to cause hyperactivity in
children and dental caries, as well as mood swings, depression, and
obesity. But, it's not only the sugar
that's so bad for them. It's also the other chemical additives,
and natural flavors and FD&C colors, most of which are derived
from coal tar which is a carcinogen.
Here are five tips on how to reduce the sugar and
chemical load this Halloween:
1. Instead of candy, give
penny toys, removable tatoos, stickers, apples or mini boxes of
2. If you have little ones, have a party at your
house and give toys, stickers and healthy snacks.
3. Let your kids dress up in their costumes
and take them to a movie instead of trick
4. Let your kids dress up in their costumes
and take them shopping for a
5. If your kids do go out trick or treating, let
them choose 5 candy treats from their treat bag. Allow them to eat only
1 a day and put the rest away. They'll probably forget about the candy
These hints will make your Halloween a little
healthier and still let you fully enjoy the spirit of the season.
Dr. Christine H.
Farlow, D.C. is a chiropractor, nutritionist and author. She has helped
thousands of people improve their health through nutrition. For more
healthy eating tips, visit http://www.healthyeatingadvisor.com
or contact Dr. Farlow.
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