You can never truly say that you’ve heard it all, especially when news tidbits like these still manage to surprise us: nicotine can be used to cure Alzheimer’s disease? Or the substance from marijuana can be used to cure skin tumors?
It seems like no matter how seemingly bad something might be for you, there’s always something supposedly good to come out of it.
Check out this list of the top 10 things that are surprisingly good for you, as compiled by TimesOnline.co.uk:
Hmm, I’ve always loved the bitter, sinfully dark chocolate bars but what about the diabetes that you can get from all that sugar? And allergic, reactions, kidney stones, heartburn, aggravated PMS? I could go on all day!
2 Red Wine
Another ingredient, resveratrol, slows ageing of the heart, bones, eyes and muscles and can even deter cataracts, at least in mice.
Okay, I will concede that red wine can make you live longer - in a rehab! And don’t even get me started on alcohol cirrhosis and all the other problems that Lindsay Lohan and Amy Winehouse are soo familiar with.
Yeah right, if short-term stress can help reinforce my immune system, I probably should be flying more so that I won’t feel anxiety when the plane takes off. But maybe I’ll get to meet a sexy guy like Sayid when the Oceanic Flight 815 that I’m in crashes in Temptation Island.
4 Ice Cream
5 White Bread
The bottom 5 of the list includes work, coffee, baked beans, Guinness and newspaper lists. Ho-hummm…. I guess it’s a really, really slow news day!
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