The Best (And Worst) Candies For Your Health

No matter how many candy substitutes you eat, nothing can replace a classic candy bar. Even strict dieters deserve a treat every once in a while. But which candy is the best for your health? Which treat is the best of the worst?

Nutritionists have ranked candies by their trans fat, sugar, and nutrient content. Although all experts have different opinions, many agree on which candies are better than others. Here are the best and worst candies for your health.

Snickers Is One Of The Best

Snickers has the lowest amount of saturated fat of any candy bar. According to 2017 research in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, saturated fat raises LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) and your risk of heart disease.

Snickers bars sit on a store shelf.
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Snickers also has zero grams of trans fat, giving it only 18% of fat. Although it has less harmful fats than other candy bars, it makes up for the fat with more sugar. Snickers has 28 grams of sugar, so limit yourself to one a day.