Easter Candy Madness

Check out this informative post from the Healthy Recipe Doctor on WebMD for info on the caloric wallop packed by your Easter basket. She makes clear, though, that candy is not all bad and that indulgence in moderation is OK.

Here's an interesting excerpt in that vein:

It's better to eat jelly beans than to drink soda! Our bodies appear to be more likely to compensate naturally for the calories in a handful of jelly beans compared to the same calories in a sweetened drink. A Purdue University study found that significant weight gain might occur when carbohydrates are consumed as liquids rather than as solid food because the participants didn't decrease their intake to compensate for the added soda calories but were able to for the additional jellybean calories.

Hurray for jelly beans!

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