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The scariest thing about Halloween


Last updated 10/28/2020 at 9:44am

October always brings Halloween. I personally hate this holiday for a myriad of reasons. But one of the biggest reasons for my distaste for this holiday is the immense amount of sugar it exposes us and our children to.

On a regular day, the average person in the United States consumes around 17 teaspoons, or 71.14 grams, of added sugar per day, which far exceeds recommended limits. That's enough to send you screaming into the night!

A gram (g) of sugar contains about 4 calories, which means that many people consume almost 270 calories a day from added sugar alone.

According to 2013 data col...

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