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Candy & Health

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Whether it’s sweet and hard, sour and chewy, or creamy and chocolaty, candy has the power to deliver a quick smile to your face.

It’s a treat many people eat at holidays and other celebrations, when they’re surrounded by the people they love, or as a little pleasure on a busy day.

In fact, scientific studies suggest candy—when enjoyed in moderation—can help contribute to one’s overall well-being.

According to National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey and market data, typical candy consumption in the United States is fairly modest:

Chart of types of foods we eat

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To see how to eat candy in moderation, visit How to Treat Right for guides.