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Spooky! Sugar may actually shrink your brain, according to research recently published in Neurology that links chronically high levels of blood glucose to a smaller hippocampus.

Horrifying: The average child’s trick-or-treat bag bulges with 4,800 calories, 3 cups of sugar and 1 ½ cups of fat.

So how ‘bout scaring up some non-sugary alternative treats this Halloween?

Pass them out to the kids who come to your door. And encourage your own kids to exchange the candy they’ll inevitably collect for the healthy treats below or perhaps another coveted non-sugar treat (book, game, clothing, etc.) you’ve procured in advance.

Keep reading for a list of fun trick-or-treat alternatives...

 

Ha! Nearly 80 percent of parents admit they delve into their child’s Halloween candy stash. And that’s not even counting the parents who don’t 'fess up—or the ones who stock up on bags of treats weeks before Oct. 31 and can’t resist snacking.Tip 3 Tooth Fairy

While it’s OK for you and your kids to indulge a sweet tooth every now and then, it’s important to realize some treats can harm teeth more than others.

This Halloween, keep your mouth healthy and your sweet-tooth satisfied with the following tips from Delta Dental of Washington: