Junk food can actually be good
Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2009, 00:00
  

London: A recent study has proved that certain junk foods containing good amounts of antioxidants can in fact be good for the heart. While it isn’t recommended that one thrive on these foods, indulging in some of them, in limit of course, may do you a whole lot of good.



Popcorn



It may be the best accompaniment for movies, but popcorn also helps curb the evening snack craving. A bowl of home-made popcorn is even better as it is low on calories and high on antioxidants.

Dark chocolate



Yes, it is indeed good news especially for people with a sweet tooth. Dark chocolate is proven to be good for the heart and if it is paired with a whole wheat brownie and some nuts, it becomes rich in fibre as well.



Dark chocolate bars



Dark chocolate contains high amounts of antioxidants. It helps to lower the blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease as well, if you eat around 100 grams a day.



Crackers
There are many kinds of whole wheat crackers available, which can be a good and healthy evening munch without the side-effects that other junk foods cause.


Baked snacks



The latest in the snack category are baked snacks. They are better than fried chips as they contain no oil. Usually made of whole wheat with a dash of spice, it not only entertains the taste buds but is also healthy for your body.



Processed cheese



Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is found in many meat, milk and cheese products. But a recent study which concentrated specifically on processed cheese found that CLA has anti-carcinogenic properties and it is also an effective antioxidant. The study says processed cheese contains more CLA than natural cheese, such as cheddar.



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First Published: Friday, October 09, 2009, 00:00


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