Healthy Sweets – Myth Or Reality?

If you’re a chocoholic, a person with a sweet tooth or just somebody that has to have dessert after every meal, candy bars have a special place in your life and diet. However, if you are looking to cut down on the calories, and have been struggling to replace your favourite chocolates with fruit, maybe there is another way. Analysing the nutritional information on several chocolate bars actually reveal that some may not be a complete disaster for your diet.

In moderation, some of your most-loved candy may actually be good for you! This even includes some items generally thought of as too sugary to even consider buying. That’s right, your favourite American candies like Reese’s Pieces and Hershey’s may not be as bad as you originally thought.

The key to staying healthy while still eating your sugary American goodies lies in this – minis. Eating the smaller, “fun-size” versions of these chocolates actually helps with portion control. So swap out your chocolate bars for smaller sizes, and you are bound to eat lesser, at least in each sitting. It also helps to only buy a few, miniature candy bars at a time, making larger amounts more inaccessible when cravings hit.

On the other hand, if you like darker, less sweet chocolate, you are in luck! Dark chocolate has been proven to have numerous health benefits. In fact, many dieticians and doctors actually recommend eating a piece of dark chocolate after dinner, as it contains a lot of antioxidants. So make sure to look for chocolates with lower sugar and milk content, and you are safe!

Additionally, eating fruits covered in chocolate could also be a healthier alternative. The American Raisinets, or Goobers, chocolate-covered dry fruits and nuts are a great option for snacking! Dark chocolate and fruit would make a healthy, antioxidant-rich dessert option!

So just remember, when choosing chocolates, it is always best to shop for small sizes, high cacao content and low sugar.

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