Halloween got me thinking about candy, more specifically which are considered to be the least negative for your health. I stumbled across an online Forbes article (linked below) that had an impressive list of “healthy candies”.  These treats aren’t just low calorie, they actually claim to have real health benefits. I thought I’d share the list here along with a quick summary as to why these choices may be better for you. Have any of you tried any of these sweet snacks?
Too Tarts by Innovative Candy Concepts, Inc.
This candy has no refined sugar and carries vitamins. There is no high fructose corn syrup and they are made with pure fruit juice concentrate. 

Spa Chocolate by Bissinger’s
These chocolates are supposed to help maintain your weight and fight against aging. They are made with dark chocolate with a high antioxidant quantity. The high ORAC levels may reduce your risk of heart disease.
Borba Skin Balance Confections
These gummy bears may help you obtain clear skin. They are infused with a skin treatment that includes acai and green tea extract, meant to remove toxins.
CocoaVia by Mars
These 100 calorie chocolate bars have been created to promote a healthy heart.  They are made of cocoa and a cholesterol-lowering plant. Each bar contains folic acid and vitamins B-6, B-12, C and E.
Detour by Next Proteins
This bar is made with whey protein which is meant to help you to gain muscle and lose body fat. They taste of peanuts, caramel and chocolate. Your immune system will get a boost from the anti-oxidants found in this bar.  They may also improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients… even combat osteoporosis!
Figamajigs
Each bar is low in fat and high in fiber. They are made from figs and coated in anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate. There is no high-fructose corn syrup in these treats.
Fine & Dandy Candy: Sparx with xylitol by Xlear
This candy actually comes from birch trees. It is not made of sugar and studies have shown that they can halt and perhaps even reverse the progression of early tooth decay.  Since they are sugar-free they are safe for diabetics! 
To see more candies that made the list, click here.
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