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Unhealthy Foods that are actually good for you!

Updated on July 8, 2012

Beer!

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Beer!

As you can see, I'm a beer addict!.
As you can see, I'm a beer addict!.

Ice cream!

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Peanut Butter!

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Enjoy all you wanted!, Sacrifice less!.

Certain foods as you may think aren't really bad for you, depending on how much you consume on foods that are generally labelled as 'unhealthy'. Small doses or minimum intake per week / month, can actually be beneficial to the human body. Below are a few types of categorized unhealthy foods that have a difference to be considered healthy in your life-style!.

BEER!!

Oh yes BEER!. Various studies have shown that, beer helps reduces heart(cardiac) disease risks. Made from simple malted barley, wheat and cereal grains. This wonderful drink is also one of the oldest and third most popular and consumed drink in the world. With factors containing potassium, magnesium, biotin & B vitamins(B6) which especially is believed to negate the effects of a certain chemical produced by the body called homocysteine that leads to an increase chance of heart disease. B vitamins in this drink can reduce the the body chemical produced. Also called liquid bread & for good reason. It is quite healthy if taken in moderate consumptions, even more than wine which is also good is small doses. A good recommendation would be kilkenny. Yes the black liquid may put you off, but generally other types of beer and low alcohol content in them is also considered healthier.

Ice Cream!

Obviously induced in small amounts, and not tubs of it in 1 sitting like some desperate housewives. Ice cream and its properties can be quite healthy. Ice cream also in its plain form is low in the Glycemic Index (GI). That means it drips sugar into your system slower. Compared to other products such as a slice of cheesecake & cookies etc. It has a lower calorie count. Milk which is one of the primary factors in ice cream, comes with all sorts of beneficial vitamins nutrients. Which in turn lowers your chance of arterial hypertension, colorectal cancer & coronary heart disease (CHD). So if you were one of those kids that ran at the sound of the ice cream truck, & till date consuming small amounts of ice cream, you should be well & enjoying it!.

Pizza!

For all the pizza lovers, Yes it is true, pizza itself in its base form gives a good amount of carbohydrates, what its filled with determines how healthy it can be. With commercial pizza nowadays, Sure they have health standards etc. It would be better if you made your own home-made pizza or when ordering make sure it has a good balance of veggies & less crust is preferably healthier. Should you make your own pizza(& not the home-made do it yourself pizza's you buy from the store), Start of with a wholegrain or wholemeal base & work yourself from there. Make sure to add rich tomato sauce & pile veggies with lean amounts of fish or meats, capsicums(peppers if you wish) garlics with low fat mozzarella cheese. Very very healthy homemade indeed!.


Dark Chocolate!

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Chocolate

Most preferably Dark Chocolate, which is very high in promoting antioxidants to the body. Dark chocolate has a high chance to reduce cell & DNA damage with ordeals we put our bodies through nowadays. Considering its fat content, always be sure to check on this first before purchasing any type of dark chocolate. Even if you're looking to lose some sensible amount of weight, Dark chocolate can help those sweet cravings. Rich in cocoa content, flavinoids present in dark chocolate is also a good anti aging technique for those wanting to look and stay younger. Research has shown that small or morderate doses of dark chocolate can help reduce the risk of Kidney related diseases, type 2 diabetes & dementia etc. Recommended buying of this product should have low fat & high concentration of cocoa at least 70%.

Peanut butter

More or so less refined is better, because the skin of the peanut has many beneficial nutrients. Processed peanut butter may contain trans fatty acids which in turn has a high risk of attaining heart diseases. So its always better to go with natural peanut butter. Although it may be high in fat content. Small doses of peanuts or better peanut butter can actually be good for the heart. Low consumption of this has been associated with lower cholesterol or negative(unhealthy) cholesterol. Which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Natural peanut butter also greatly factors into a less chance of gaining weight. Note that try to use a teaspoon or 2 and smear it over wholewheat breads or oat cakes etc. Always keep a fresh supply of peanut butter available. Try not to badly preserve it, due to it, producing a toxic substance mold aflatoxin. This is why natural peanut butter is much healthier in so many ways.


Summing it up!

Always remember, Too much of anything is bad for you, Which also applies to the related foods discussed above. Consume enough to increase your health benefits, but don't go overboard. All in all you will see a big improvement in your health without having to give up your favorite food products. In an ever fast changing world. Everybody is out to make a quick buck. So take the time to read the health benefits to ensure healthiness for you & your family. One of the major factors that influence health is positive thinking. That also means laughing a lot. Which negates the effect of stress on the body, which in turn negates the negative chemicals your body produces. Live longer, stay healthy, enjoy life a little bit more!


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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      I had heart attacks way back when I was young and all the foods they told me were bad for me then are now good me.

      Funny how things change. Enjoyed your hub.

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      Clayton 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      hahaha! molometer, yeah well, Knowledge is power, Guard it well! 8-)

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      molometer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great hub,

      I will show it to my wife and daughter, it might stop them trying to keep me 'healthy'.lol

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      Clayton 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      thank you very much Rosie, i truly appreciate it!.

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      Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya Clayton, I love chocolates, ice-cream, pizza and peanut butter... well 4 out of 5 is good enough, right? :D Although I don't like the taste of beer, I am not going to turn down a free iced-cold one, if offered. :D Your hub on unhealthy foods that can actually good for you is very informative and I enjoyed reading it. Voted up and useful. Cheers!

      Have a nice day,

      Rosie

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      Clayton 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      I must agree Dolores, simple exercise such as walking etc can vastly help ones body!. Thank you for the support, I'm assuming you must be in good health & very beautiful yourself 8-)

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I am healthy and relatively thin but I eat anything I want. You are right that moderation is the key. As a cheese lover, I appreciate the fact that animal fats are good for your brain. It's the over-doing of certain foods that are unhealthy. Plus, a bit of exercise goes a long way to burning off that ice cream, beer, and peanut butter. Loved the hub!

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      Clayton 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      thank you Dee!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      YUM! Love the food, love the hub.

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      Clayton 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      hahaha yes manthy, i'm pretty much the same!. its hard to pull away sometimes!

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Cool Hub - I love Pizza & Chocolate

      I guess I have a sweet tooth.

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      Clayton 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      yes very true, i completely agree with that! thanx Donna!

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      Donnacha C 6 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

      very interesting hub and it includes all my favourite foods! I agree, everything in moderation is the best way forward. Every other diet with all sorts of restrictions are just a sure way to fail!

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