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Making Your Easter Basket Healthier

Happy Easter From Colorado Springs OrthodontistEaster is coming up, which means that candy aisles are about to get a lot more tempting! At Lockett Orthodontics, it’s important to us that our patients have a healthy and braces-friendly Easter this year. We know that it can be difficult to feel like you’re depriving yourself. However, you can still indulge a little if you know which candies to avoid and which are ok.

Know Your Easter Candy

Below is a list of some of the most popular Easter candy choices, some of which are ok and others that should be avoided:

  • Dark Chocolate – Higher quality dark chocolate is perhaps the best option for Easter this year. Because chocolate melts away quickly, it won’t be able to linger on the teeth, causing cavities. Dark chocolate also contains polyphenols, which can help you stave off heart disease and stroke.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs – If chocolate and peanut butter are your weakness, a single serving Reese’s peanut butter egg, at 170 calories, is your best option. The single serving ensures you won’t overdo it!
  • Cadbury Crème Eggs – Single serving Cadbury Crème Eggs, at 150 calories each, are a much better idea than snacking on a whole bag of other candies. A single serving ensures that you can satisfy that sweet tooth without overindulging.
  • White or Milk Chocolate – Milk chocolate and white chocolate don’t contain the healthy polyphenols that dark chocolate has. These types of chocolates are also high in both fat and calories. We recommend steering clear of milk and white chocolate this year.
  • Jelly Beans & Marshmallow Treats – Many people believe that because these candies are fat-free they’re the healthiest option. But in reality, these two options are made mostly of straight sugar. These candies aren’t great for your health or your teeth!

To learn more about how to make sure your children have a safe and healthy Easter, or to make an appointment with Dr. Rhoda Lockett, please contact Lockett Orthodontics today. Our office is located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017

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