You probably know what kind of foods will make you healthy. Vegetables and fruits are great to give you vitamins and minerals. Lentils and kidney beans are good for proteins.

But what about Junk Foods which can actually make you healthy?

These 3 Junk Foods aren’t so bad for your health and can have actually great benefits. On top of that, these healthy junk foods are good to enjoy during the chilling time.

 

1 – Healthy junk food: Popcorn

Wanna enjoy popcorn in front of a great movie while still being healthy? Check!

In fact, scientists have shown that popcorns have actually more antioxidants called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables! Moreover, it’s also rich in vitamins such as vitamins A, E, K, and many others like niacin and thiamin.

One serving of popcorn can provide enough whole grain for your daily consumption.

You can read more about the studies at the end of the article. There are also many ways to cook it and eat it to make it more or less caloric. You can cook it in butter, or oil. You can also use an air fryer to cook it. Finally, you can either eat it salty or sweet.

It’s a healthy snack that you can play around with to meet your goals.

Tip: Don’t have it every night, but enjoy it every Thursday in front of your favorite tv show. Thursday popcorn than to brighten up your week!

Read –> 7 best healthy snacks

 

2 – Healthy junk food: Peanut Butter

 peanut butter

Craving for something sweet in the morning? Peanut butter can be your ally then!

Peanut butter can be a good source of protein and good healthy fat. It also contains magnesium, zinc, and other good minerals that our body needs daily. Which makes the peanut butter a real healthy junk food.

A study on women and men has shown that eating peanuts could reduce weight gain and lower the risk of obesity. While you should consider eating it in moderation when being in a weight loss diet, you can enjoy it more if you want to add mass. In fact, because it’s a caloric food, it’s easier to increase your calories by eating it and it gives you energy.

Tip: As Peanut butter can be caloric, try to have just one spoon daily and savor it. The goal will be to not finish the contain in once and try to buy just one every one or two weeks. Depends if you share it!

 

3 – Healthy junk food: Dry Stout Beer

Stout beer

Want to have one beer from time to time? Go for Guinness!

One pint of dark cream beer like Guinness could help you improve your blood circulation.

In fact, a study done by an American University,  have shown that drinking one pint of Guinness could prevent heart disease. It’s also less caloric than the average other types of beer.

Dark cream beer contains antioxidants like the one find in popcorns, dark chocolate, and other not so guilty bad foods.

Tip: I wish to see some friends and enjoy a great game! Have one Guinness and know when to stop then.

 

Now you know what you can enjoy in front of the next series of Netflix while staying healthy.

 

Sources:

ACS: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2012/march/popcorn-the-snack-with-even-higher-antioxidants-levels-than-fruits-and-vegetables.html

Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323781.php

Springer Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-017-1513-0

Virgin London Marathon: https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/training/nutrition/guinness-good-you/

 

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