"Unhealthy" Food with Surprising Health Benefits

Dec 10, 2015 10:42 AM EST | By Pao Uychiat

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A lot of health benefits of different kinds of food like whole grain and cereal is said to help lead to a fit and healthier life. A lot of people might have already followed a fad diet that is depriving them from eating fatty and oily food in order to avoid heart disease or heart attack. However, in an article in India Times, it says that some of these "forbidden" foods have health benefits as well? These benefits can in fact fight some diseases and health conditions.

Cheese provides relief against hypertension to maintaining bone health, saturated fat containing cheese helps maintain health in a variety of ways. It also enhances blood formation and is also good for maintaining many functions in the body. You can either eat cheese as it is or use it as a dip for your favorite tea-time snack. Please also remember to eat in moderation.

Next we have dark chocolate. Most people try to stay away from chocolates because it's bad for the health. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Dark chocolate is, in fact, one of the best ways to reduce high blood pressure. It also reduces the risk of diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity.

Butter is the next one. Believe it or not, saturated fats contained in butter have strong anti-cancer properties. What's more, the fat contained in butter is vital for the absorption of many healthy nutrients found in vegetables, by the body. This includes fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E and K and certain carotenoids.

Coffee has some good effects and bad effects as well. Drinking decaffeinated coffee may actually decrease the incidence of Parkinson's disease, diabetes, dementia and even cancer.

Lastly, we have nuts. Contrary to what people have believed throughout the ages about nuts being high in calories, they are actually good for you heart. Nuts are made up of unsaturated and monosaturated fats which lower the LDL levels (bad cholesterol) and increase the HDL levels (good cholesterol) and thereby reduce the risk of heart disease. 

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