7 "Unhealthy" Foods That Can Actually Be Good For You

Nov 4, 2023, 04:20 PM IST

7 "Unhealthy" Foods That Can Actually Be Good For You

Vikrant Singh

Disclaimer: The food items mentioned here are too addictive and their overconsumption can have grave ramifications for your physical health.

1) Ice Cream

Ice creams contain essential nutrients such as protein, calcium and vitamins. Also, they contribute a lot to your mental health. Ice cream made with milk can also help your bones grow stronger.

2) Pizza

When prepared with the right ingredients, pizza can actually be a very healthy item to eat. It consists of a crust (grains), cheese (dairy), tomato sauce, and multiple toppings (vegetables). These provide a wide variety of essential nutrients.

3) Red Wine

In no case, red wine should be overconsumed. It contains antioxidants that protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. So, you can ward off heart-related diseases with it if consumed in moderation.

4) Popcorn

When prepared without extra seasoning, popcorn is low in calories and high in polyphenols. Polyphenols are known to help with blood circulation, digestive health, and other bodily functions.  

5) Gum

Chewing gum leads to an increase in the flow of oxygen to the brain and around the body. This improves memory and generates a feeling of relaxation.

6) Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is low in sugar and reduces the risk of heart disease. Dark chocolate is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, which can improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin hydration.

7) Coffee

Moderate consumption of coffee leads to a lower risk of heart disease. It can also help you overcome Parkinson’s disease, liver and endometrial cancers, and depression. The key word is: Moderate.