Saturday, 20 February 2016

Surprising Health Benefits of Unhealthy Foods

We constantly hear about different food and drinks that we should be trying to avoid, but it turns out, when had in moderation, some of our vices can actually be quite good for us.

Dark Chocolate – Dark chocolate has actually been proven to lower stress levels, and even increase blood flow to the brain. Hot Sauce – Hot Sauce contains a compound called capsaicin, which has been found to lower the level of hunger-causing hormones. Red Wine – Red wine, as well as many dark coloured fruits, contains something called proanthocyanidins, which has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Popcorn – Popcorn is packed with fibre and polyphenols, which are both antioxidants that scientists have found not only prevent heart disease, but even certain cancers. Olive Oil – People with olive oil rich diets not only tend to have longer life expectancies, but a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes.

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