Filed under: General HealthBefore you go out and start binge drinking, hear what the idea behind this is first! Overindulging in such a way is probably not what the author of this article had in mind. However, you may be pleased to know that having chocolate, caffeine and alcohol on a regular basis could carry some benefits of their own.
While not considered a "bad habit" per se, having coffee on a daily basis has been known to cause problems to certain individual's sleep cycle at night. For that reason, many people try and avoid it. But did you know that consuming three 8-ounce cups a day lowers your risk of getting Parkinson's disease and Alzh eimer's? Oh yeah, and it helps ward off Type II Diabetes as well.
Popping chocolate kisses also has a nice effect. The secret lies in their flavonoids. Sure, they sound like a science fiction creature, but flavonoids provide protective benefits to plants that we can use too. For instance, the antioxidants in chocolate help defend against plaque buildup in our arteries. It seems like some of the things we try to avoid can actually do us some good. But the key to all of this is moderation, because anyone can tell you turning up a bottle of Hershey's won't help you much in the long run.