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Toxins in Halloween Candy

Trick-or-treating is so fun but most Halloween candy is full of creepy ingredients. Sugar is bad enough, it's what causes our insulin to spike and to literally lock the fat into our cells. But today's candy extends way beyond that, it's literally loaded with toxins.

Food Coloring - made from petroleum which is carcinogenic. Red #3 - banned from cosmetics because it's carcinogenic but can still be found in food. Red #40 & Yellow #6 - require warning labels in Europe because of their link to hyperactivity. Blue #1 - linked to kidney tumors, asthma & brain neurotoxicity. Blue #2 - linked to hyperactivity, chromosomal damage & brain/bladder tumors. Green #3 - linked to bladder & testes tumors. Titanium Dioxide - genotoxic (damages DNA). High Fructose Corn Syrup - linked to weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol & mercury toxicity (yes, high levels of mercury are found in products with high fructose corn syrup!). GMO's - usually contain carcinogenic herbicide Roundup.

Just a little something to keep in mind when the kiddies bring home like a million bags of skittles. Brands like @YumEarth, Justins, Black Forest and Annie's have awesome organic Halloween treats.


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