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In Case You Didn’t Know, Peeps Are Not Good For You!

Peeps Peeps have no nutritional value

Easter is a time of joy and celebration for many, with traditions that include egg hunts, church services, and family dinners. For some, it also means indulging in seasonal treats, like the colorful and sugary marshmallow chicks known as Peeps. While they may be a fun addition to your Easter basket, for some people, Peeps can become a serious addiction that takes a toll on their health.

Peeps recently made the news, as an article from CNN mentioned how Peeps can cause cancer. That’s no surprise to me.

As a kid, I used to love Peeps, or any kind of Easter candy. Looking back, it was all part of my addition to sweets, something that greatly contributed to my obesity, hypertension and pre-diabetes that I developed. When I gave up these addictive foods, , along with animal products, my blood pressure normalized, my pre-diabetes went away and as many of you know, I lost over 150 pounds.

Peeps are a classic Easter candy that has been around for over six decades. These marshmallow treats are shaped like chicks, bunnies, and other seasonal shapes and are coated in colored sugar. They are sweet, sticky, and addictive, making them hard to resist for many people.

While you may think that Peeps taste great, the reason is because that are incredibly high in sugar (the reason they are addicting). A single Peep contains around 8 grams of sugar, which may not seem like much. However, considering that the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults is around 25 grams or less, eating a few Peeps can quickly push you over your daily limit.

If you're addicted to Peeps, you may be consuming more sugar than your body can handle, putting you at risk for similar health conditions I mentioned earlier. Additionally, Peeps are not a nutrient-dense food and provide no nutritional value. Consuming them frequently can lead to a poor diet and a lack of essential vitamins and minerals. Why not indulge in fruits instead; this way, you can have something that’s sweet but with added fiber and actually has health benefits? I suggest limiting your exposure to Peeps by avoiding them at the store and not keeping them in your house.

In conclusion, while Peeps may be a fun Easter candy, they can also be a serious addiction that harms your health. By being mindful of your sugar intake and making healthier choices, you can break the cycle of addiction and protect your health in the long run.

To read the article from CNN, click here.

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