The 5 worst Valentine’s Day treats

It may be the holiday of love, but Valentine’s Day isn’t always kind to your waist line. Here are five indulgences you may want to think twice about this season

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Conversation hearts

Conversation hearts

The promise of sweet nothings are tough to resist on Valentine's Day, just be careful not to overload on sugary treats like this, which offer little to no nutritional value.

 

One serving (approximately 10 pieces) of this popular Valentine's candy has 60 calories, 14 g carbohydrates and 13 g of sugar.

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Cinnamon hearts

Cinnamon hearts

Another sweet treat, these tiny candy hearts offer a firey kick for your tastebuds-but for such a pint-sized sweet they sure hold a ton of sugar.

 

One serving size (approximately 20 pieces) has 60 calories, 14 g carbohydrates and 11 g sugar.

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red heart jelly beans valentine's day

Jelly beans

These colourful candies are a popular Valentine's Day standby. Watch yourself when snacking on these treats however, since the calories can add up quickly.

One serving size (approximately 14 jelly beans) has 150 calories, 10 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrates and a whopping 30 g of sugar. That's comparable to a can of pop, and really now, who can eat just 14 of these delicious treats?

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Hot lips

Hot lips

Who doesn't want a kiss on Valentine's Day? Too bad puckering up for a smooch with these sugary treats won't make for the healthiest V-Day companionship.

 

One serving size of hot lips (approximately 7 pieces) has 130 calories, 20 mg of sodium, 32 g carbohydrates and 21 g of sugar.

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box of chocolate valentine's day

A box of chocolate

While dark chocolate may be the ideal, guilt-free V-Day lover (it offers many health benefits), the key is not overindulging. Unfortunately, many boxed chocolates also include milk chocolate, white chocolate and caramel based baddies.

Just four pieces of chocolate from Godiva Chocolatier has 210 calories, 12 g of fat (7 g saturated), 50 mg sodium and 20 g of sugar. That's almost as much fat and calories as a small McDonald's french fries!

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