Today is Halloween, and we will all surely be indulging in some much needed treats and candies. Of course, a few of our favorites involve the classics such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles, and Snickers. After all, these are the treats we grew up on. After a night of trick-or-treating, going from neighbor to neighbor, collecting a bucket of goodies it would be customary to sit at home count it out and gobble it up. Sometimes – when we were young and gluttonous – it would be gone within a day. If we were more mindful, the stash might even last a week.

Nowadays, however, the days of collecting candy are no longer, but even into adulthood we manage to scrounge some up. While we definitely think it’s A OK to indulge once in a while, you should know what you’re putting into  your body before you actually do (and how much of it). As we get older, the achy feeling we get in our stomachs after we consume too much candy becomes more and more prominent and comes sooner than when you had the metabolism of a 10 year old.

Do you know why that is? Well, part of it definitely has to do with the high sugar levels, but the other part has to do with the ingredients in these chocolate bars and sweets.

Illustrator and animator, Daniella Urdinlaiz has created an animated video for Digg that is based on the facts presented in this article by Bryan DiSanto. It points out which candy is the worst to eat and which are the best. You might just be surprised by some of the information this video has to offer.

If you’re feeling a little turned off from store bought candy after watching this, here are some homemade (and healthier) candy alternatives! If you do indulge and just feeling icky the next morning, we’ve got just what you need to do to feel in tip top shape in no time.

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