Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Take your vitamins!

Good news!

I declare that Halloween candy is health food.

That's right. Go ahead and stuff another peanut butter cup in your mouth and start dancing for joy! Because it's only 80 calories - and if you're dancing you'll burn it off in about 25 minutes!

Let's just take a closer look at the health benefits - yes, you read that right...benefits! - we have in our plastic pumpkin-shaped totes.

Baby Ruth. Did you know it is cholesterol-free? And it has 4 grams of protein! This should be included in your daily diet, don't you think?

But we don't have to stop there. Those wonderful nuts are blissfully present in peanut M&Ms and Snickers bars! YEESSSSSS!

And how about that Almond Joy bar? Let's hear it for coconut! It's high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. In fact, it's a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil!

Sounds like a full-course meal to me!

Peppermint patties? Are you kidding me!? The astounding benefits of dark chocolate rival those of a plate of broccoli.

Bet you weren't aware that your package of Whoppers contains 30% less fat than the average chocolate candy, huh? Nice.

Let's not forget the really sweet stuff. Starburst, Skittles and some sour Lemon Heads. Beneficial for runners or diabetics to get their blood sugar up to a safe level. Never underestimate the power of pure sugar! Yum!

If you think all of this is just my way of justifying my sweet tooth...think again! Research proves a little sweet treat will actually provide stress relief, increase your alertness, focus & concentration!

So quit feeling guilty for digging into your kids' treats after you've tucked them in bed for the night. You're practically taking a vitamin for heaven's sake.

And just think. If this plan backfires, you get to go shopping for new clothes! It's win-win!

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