Most of us have wondered from time to time about how ironic it is that healthy eating means giving up the foods we love. Well according to some studies and research that’s not always the case.
One study that was conducted on children had some interesting findings when it came to candy. It turned out that the children who regularly ate lots of sugar candy were healthier, weighed less, and were at lower risk of heart disease when they got older. There were some side effects however. As adults, those that continued to eat lots of candy did weigh a little more than those who didn’t. But in the end, they still lived longer.
If you love popcorn and are afraid of getting cancer, you’re in luck. It turns out that antioxidants in popcorn are known to reduce cancer risk and other things like heart disease. In fact, one serving of popcorn has more antioxidants than a whole days’ worth of fruit and vegetables. There is one condition though, the butter in the popcorn is not so good, so try to have it a little dryer.
For those who enjoy their food spicy, there are some benefits. Some varieties of chilis contain more vitamin C per pound than oranges. Chili peppers are also known to stimulate the immune system and they are also loaded with antioxidants. Some studies have even found that chili peppers might make you live longer.
Chewing gum can improve your memory. Gum chewing has long been a way to pass the time while having something sweet in your mouth. But now it’s been found that chewing gum does other things as well. Chewing gum can improve your short-term memory and brain performance. It also reduces appetite for several hours which is good for dieters.
So, as it turns out, sometimes you can still eat healthy and enjoy it too.