We know, we know: Halloween candy isn’t healthy. We watched Last Week Tonight host’s John Oliver segment, too; sugar is overly consumed year round that it’s hard to reconcile it as a fall treat. But what if there was a way to make a piece (or three) of candy healthier? And what if said way involved wine?

This is not a drill — the makers of Vivino, an app that helps wine lovers navigate the many available options, have done the enviable legwork and rounded-up which Halloween candies pair with wine. Skittles, for example, pair well with a dry (Pinot Grigio) or sweet (Moscato) white wine. Reese’s go well with light reds (Pinot Noir), while M&Ms and Twix are best bold (Cabernet Sauvignon). It’s the red wine pairings we’d go as far to say are healthier than the white wine.

Halloween candy and wine infographic from Vivino
Wine can make you feel fine on Halloween. Vivino

Why? Red wine contains more minerals and less sugar than its white counterparts, and its main ingredient resveratrol is believed to protect against memory loss, hearing loss, diseases, like cancer and obesity, inflammation, while also increasing energy, endurance, and sleep at the same time. But more importantly, one small study suggested resveratrol can improve metabolism, achieving the same result if study participants were on a strict, low-calorie diet. Granted, researchers admitted more research needs to be done, but this, to us, is enough to off-set a few pieces of candy.

The idea a food has greater health effects when paired with another is formerly known as food synergy — an idea often credited to Dr. David Jacobs, a researcher from the University of Minnesota. So maybe the Halloween candy and red wine is a bit of a stretch, especially since a majority of people trick-or-treating are kids well under the drinking age. But food synergy is real, and these duos below fit the bill for all ages.

Green Tea And Lemon

The power of green tea stems from its high level of catechins, an antioxidant associated with fighting (possibly preventing) cell damage that's maximized when combined with vitamin C. Enter: a splash of lemon. And in a reverse example of food pairings, a 2012 study found milk can reduce the availability of green tea antioxidants.

Yogurt And Granola

There are probiotics (yogurt) and pre-bioitcs (granola). Both benefit digestive health, so pairing together means nothing but good things for your gut. Not to mention whole grain granola is a great source of dietary fiber, which works to keep you full until lunch.

Eggs And Cheese

Incredible, edible, and completely capable of fighting bone and heart disease when combined with cheese. The vitamin D in eggs makes it so the body absorbs more of cheese’s calcium, high levels of which have been found to help with PMS and weight loss.

Salad And Full-Fat Dressing

A Purdue University study found carotenoids — a type of phytonutrient that gives produce their vibrant color — aren’t properly absorbed without some fat. Low-fat dressing doesn't quite utilize all those fruits and vegetables compared to its (monounsaturated) fatty counterparts. Go for canola- or olive oil-based dressings instead.

Steak And Rosemary

“The hot flames of a grill lead to the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs), carcinogenic compounds [that potentially cause cancer] created when meats are barbecued or grilled,” Rodale News reported. Yet, seasoning meat with rosemary can reduce HCA levels by as much as 80 percent.

Two isn't just better than one; it's downright delicious.