Why you should make your own Candy Canes

Ever thought about making your own candy canes?

Neither did we. But even if you never intend on trying, you should at least check out this recipe to learn the process.

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Knowing how a food is make sheds light on its nutrition. Looking at ingredient lists gives clues into nutrient content.

Soooooo since a candy cane is made from sugar, corn syrup, and water.. when you eat one you are getting lots of simple carbohydrates in the form of added sugars.

A regular candy cane has about 10-15 grams of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends we limit our added sugar intake to no more than 20 grams per day. Of course this is just an average estimate and depends on your personal health and lifestyle.

Remember there are no bad foods, only bad choices made about food! By educating yourself on nutrition, you will be able to make the choices that allow for the best YOU. Food is nourishing fuel for our bodies. Eat with awareness and knowledge of nutrition, and you will live a healthy and happy life!