Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bad things are good for you

I just LOVE reading cheerful articles about the bad stuff I eat and drink being good for me.

Beer and wine (in moderate quantities) help your heart.

Chocolate (dark) can lower blood pressure, prevent strokes and act as an antidepressant.


Sunlight (despite all those warnings) does boost your mood

Coffee is a major source of antioxidants, helping to prevent cancer and lower the risk of diabetes.

Most cheerful piece of news of all, and my top favourite, doesn't involve eating or drinking. I can get as mad as hell because it's REALLY bad for my heart to bottle it up. Scientists now reckon that getting angry is good (after telling us for centuries to keep a lid on it) as you could EXPLODE from the sheer pressure of holding it back.

Don't you just LOVE when research tells you what you want to hear?



Patricia Stoltey said...

Yes! And all of those things you mentioned are close to my heart (especially the ones about coffee and chocolate). I now happily keep a stash of dark chocolate in my office. Even though I limit myself to about 1/2 oz. per day, it's so unbelievably satisfying.

Mari G said...

Hi Patricia, lovely to hear from you.

I really believe if something gives so much pleasure it has to be good for you, no matter what the "experts" say!


Susannah said...

I love this post Mari! It has brightened up my day. :-) Seems I am doing myself good after all.

Mari G said...

Hi Susannah
Delighted to hear it brightened your sure brightened mine to read the research!

Thanks for dropping by.

Debbie said...

You've cheered my day, Mari. Great to know that guzzling, chomping and ranting help us stay healthy. What a fantastic workoout. Any more such medical tips much appreciated. Debbie

Mari G said...

Hi Debbie.

I promise to update with any further (bad for us) gems!
Nice to hear from you.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

awesome title.

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Glad to meet!
Bless you.

Mari G said...

Hi Jingle.
Nice to meet you and thanks so much for kind words & link to your lovely blog, which I am now following!

Hot Cross Mum said...

Excellent post - and here here to all of the above!

Mari G said...

Thanks Hot Cross Mum...great to hear from you.
Loved your article in Irish Indo..well done!

B's Mom said...

I feel like a different person after I've soaked up some sunshine.

Mari G said...

Hi B's Mom
Sunshine is not too frequent a visitor to my country (Ireland) but when it comes it gives me such a boost. Nice to meet you and read your lovely blog.