If there are two foods that many of us enjoy that are bad for our health, they would be soda and candy. The main reason why both are so problematic is they’re loaded with sugar. Sugar is bad because it does things like trigger inflammation, pack on pounds, and wreak havoc on oral health.
Your mom and dentist have probably told you that candy is bad before. But have you ever asked yourself what the worst candy for your health is? It’s kind of a loaded question but here’s what we’ve discovered.
What Are the Worst Candies Ever Made (from a Taste Perspective)?
First, a fun fact about candy. Opinions definitely vary from person to person.
However, some surveys reveal there are several kinds of candies that are considered to be the worst candy ever when it comes to taste and texture. Ones that top the list include:
- Candy Corn
- Milk Dudes
Do any of these top your list? Maybe another kind like this here comes to mind.
And what about the ones that are the worst candy ever when it comes to your oral health? Here are four of them:
Any kind of candy that’s sticky (like taffy) isn’t good for your teeth. That’s because it literally sticks to them. That makes it easy for sugar to settle in and cause tooth decay over time.
Sometimes chewy candy can even pull out your fillings or break your braces. That’s never good.
Sucking on a lollipop can cause issues on a few levels. First, if you bite on one, it can damage your tooth (maybe even break it). Also, since you’re sucking on it for long periods of time, the acid buildup can mess with your teeth’s enamel.
Speaking of acid, sour candy makes the worst candy list because it contains sugar and acid. This means that first, the acid weakens your enamel. Then the sugar interacts with the bacteria that’s in the plaque on your teeth and starts the tooth decaying process.
Gummies and Jellybeans
Two other kinds of candy that fall into the worst candy to eat category are gummies and jellybeans. That’s because, at the end of the day, they’re made up of nothing but pure sugar. Oftentimes both contain no less than 18 to 20 grams of sugar per serving.
Honorable Mention for Worst Candy for Your Health: Chocolate Candy Bars
With the exception of caramel and nougat sticking to your teeth, chocolate candy bars aren’t the worst candy for your oral health. However, when it comes to candy that packs on pounds, it tops the list. A few examples include:
- A Symphony Milk Chocolate Bar is 149 calories per ounce
- Kit Kats are 145 calories per ounce
- Peanut M&Ms are 144 calories per ounce
Men need 2,500 calories a day and women need 2,000 calories a day. A couple of candy bars can cause you to consume one-third of what you need easily. That’s why candy must be consumed in moderation.
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