Check out this article from The New York Times Health and Wellness blog….
Scientists swapped products with added sugar to calorically equivalent non-sugar added foods (like sugar-laden yogurt for a bagel…so not a HEALTHY swap. The purpose of the study was to try to see the effects of added sugars) and fed them to obese children. Would you believe that after just 10 days, the markers of health like cholesterol readings and high blood pressure went down!?!
Check those sugar labels people!
For Halloween, go crazy. After all, the study showed improvements within 10 days proving that any damage done during “cheat days” can’t be undone. But once Halloween is over, HIDE the candy from the kids and from yourself. It should be a special treat…not a daily treat.