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Ten Delicious Holiday Foods… and Why You Shouldn’t Eat Them

The year is coming to an end and that only means one thing: the holidays. What would the holidays be like if there were no delicious meals to chow down? Well, it would be devastating. The experts at Health.com decided to rain on everyone's parade by providing a list of the top 50 holidays foods that are absolutely destructive to the waistline.


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Gingerbread

One small piece equals 260 calories and 12 grams of fat. The fiber is the only real benefit.

 
 


 
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Peanut Brittle

It contains corn syrup, sugar, and butter. One piece has about 150 calories and 5 grams of fat.
 
 
 
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Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha at Starbucks

Delicious but deadly: one 16-ounce cup has 540 calories. The syrup, dark chocolate, and whipped cream have 76 grams of sugar. Also, skip the gingerbread latte at Dunkin' Donuts. One 16-ounce cup has 330 calories and 51 grams of sugar.
 
 
 
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Swedish Meatballs

They are small and cute, so it is easy to eat several. Each little meatball can be over 400 calories!
 
 
 
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Sugar Cookies

An average sugar cookie has 200 calories and 14 grams of sugar. Make whole-what sugar cookies instead... doesn't sound as exciting.
 
 
 
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Fruitcake

One slice has over 400 calories and 13 grams of fat.
 
 
 
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Pecan Pie

One normal slice will be at least 500 calories, and have 37 grams of fat and 26 grams of sugar.
 
 
 
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Plum Pudding

Also called "Christmas Pudding." One serving of plum pudding has about 360 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 30 grams of sugar.
 
 
 
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Candy Canes

Candy canes are made of sugar and vinegar. One candy cane has 60 calories, so remember not to eat ten of them!
 
 
 
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Eggnog

The ingredients include sugar, eggs, cream, and bourbon. One cup has about 350 calories and almost a day's worth of sugar! Also, it has 150 milligrams of cholesterol!
 
 
 

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