Skittles have been around for years and have been rotting kids and adults teeth ever since. Skittles are one of the most popular candies around and come in a variety of flavors. One serving size according to the Skittles website is 2.17 ounces. So how many calories in Skittles are there?
The answer is 250 calories in one single 2.17 .oz pack of original Skittles. That is quite a few calories considering the average person should intake only 2,000 calories. Health experts and nutritionists recommend people consume no more than 10% of their calories from sugar. 250 calories is more than 10% of the calories of a 2,000 calorie diet.
Along with 250 calories, there are also 2.5 grams of fat, 57 grams of carbs, and 47 grams of sugar. The only nutritional value Skittles have is one pack has 50% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. But of course There's healthier ways to get Vitamin C. Other varieties of Skittles such as tropical, wild berry, and sour have the same nutritional profile as the original.
Skittles obviously fail miserably in terms of health rating because they are known as empty calories. Empty calories provide energy, but have no nutritional value. They may be low in fat, but the high amount of sugar is converted to fat in the body unless burned off right away.
It's okay to enjoy Skittles now and again, but only on occasion.
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