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?