Top 12 Christmas Foods You Must Avoid

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7. Christmas Pudding

For those of you who haven’t tried this, Christmas pudding is made with molasses, candied fruit, brandy, margarine and tons of sugar. With more than 350 calories and 30 grams of sugar, this is a treat you should just pass on when it’s passed around.


8. Christmas Cookies

Depending on the size of the cookie and its ingredients, the average Christmas cookie has about 250 calories and more than 15 grams of fat. Oh, and those tasty little Danish cookies that come in those pretty little tins? Those go in this category, too. Just 4 of those little Danish butter cookies will cost you about 200 calories! If you really get a craving for a crunchy cookie, try a gingersnap instead.


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9. Peanut Brittle

Some people might think that peanut brittle is somewhat healthy because it contains peanuts, but for this treat, it’s all about the high fructose corn syrup, tons of sugar, and margarine. Try some roasted chestnuts instead. Everyone sings about these in Christmas carols, but have you ever tried one? Pick up some fresh chestnuts and roast them over an open fire while you sing or listen to Christmas carols and really capture the feeling of the holiday season.

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