5 Things That are Surprisingly Good for Us

Health advice is everywhere, and everyone has an opinion on what you should and should not do if you want to be healthy. Most of the time, the things they tell you will be so restrictive that it makes you want to rebel and eat that huge chocolate cake or spend all day binge-watching Gilmore Girls for the millionth time. The tips you will find in this post aren’t like that. They are things that you will be happy to find are also good for you.

So, without further ado, here is our list of ten things that are surprisingly good for you:

Caffeine

 

If caffeine is your best friend, and you can’t go a day without copious amounts of coffee, you’ll be happy to hear that your favorite beverage is great for a whole host of things, including bronchial issues, weight loss, and asthma. So, enjoy your coffee, but try not to go too over the top, as it could prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.

Meditation

 

There are so many reasons why meditation is good for our health that we could write a whole post on it. We won’t do that, but we will let you know that meditation can help to alleviate symptoms of stress and depression, boost brain power and help to preserve memory. It’s also very relaxing, so it hardly feels like a chore to spend 10 minutes or so quietly meditating each day.

Red Wine

There’s no need to feel bad about that glass of wine you enjoy in front of the TV each night because red wine contains polyphenols, which have a very positive impact on health. If you drink just one glass of wine a day, you could reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease and even help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s. So, drink up!

Ice Cream

 

Yes, really! Although no one would recommend you eat a tub of ice cream a day, it is one treat you should not worry too much about. You see, ice cream is a low GI food, and this means that it releases sugar into the bloodstream at a slow and steady rate. As a result, if you eat a small portion of ice cream, you will tend to feel fuller for longer, maintain steady blood sugar levels and avoid any more costly binges!    

Chocolate

Brown, sweet and decadent, chocolate is a favorite naughty treat for many, but it turns out that it might not be quite so naughty at all because a few squares of good quality dark chocolate each day can stimulate the brain, stave off cancer, improve circulatory health and prevent coughs! Just be sure to keep it away from your pets because many animals, including dogs, can be poisoned by it!

Now you know some of your favorite things are actually pretty healthy, there’s no need to ever feel deprived or guilty when you do indulge in chocolate or wine again.

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