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A Heart Healthy Solution For Leftover Halloween Candy

Posted Nov 01 2010 6:59am

photo by Suat Eman

For those of you who had a poor turnout this year, a big bowl of leftover Halloween candy can put your heart-healthy diet in jeopardy.  The last thing a patient with heart disease needs is a bunch of candy tempting them away from eating healthy!  Even if you only eat one treat a day you would be adding harmful fat and calories that lead to weight gain, higher cholesterol and possibly diabetes.

What’s the best solution then for leftover Halloween candy?  You could stash some of it aside until the next candified holiday (like stocking stuffers for Christmas).  The best solution though is to get it out of the house altogether.  Here are a few ideas to rid your house of those tempting sweets:

  1. Take the candy to work for customers or coworkers
  2. Donate the candy as treats to a local elementary school
  3. Bring the candy to a local dentist who sends it to the troops ( http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com/ )
  4. Send it in a carepackage directly to the troops  BY DECEMBER 3 to:
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Charlie Othold:  818.437.6201

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