8 Bad Habits That Aren’t as Bad as You Think

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You know some of those habits you have? The ones you try to avoid because you know they’re bad for you? Good news — some of them aren’t actually bad at all. In fact, some of these habits are downright good for us. Of course, there will always be habits that you definitely need to avoid– smoking and skipping exercise to name a few. But where does skipping breakfast stand on the bad habit rankings? Is it okay to sometimes chow down on chocolate? Read on to find out some good news about your bad habits.

1. It’s okay to give in to your chocolate cravings

With chocolate, the darker you go the better. The benefits are great — it reduces body mass, prevents blood clots, and can prevent cancer. As per The Daily Beast, researchers at the University of California-San Diego discovered that people who frequently eat chocolate have lower body mass indexes than people who avoid it. If you’re not convinced yet, here are a few other great health benefits: eating more than 45 grams of chocolate per week (about two bars worth) led to a 20 percent decrease in stroke risk among women, according to The Daily Beast. It can also lengthen your life. The oldest woman on record lived 122 years. Her secret? She ate 2.5 pounds of chocolate per week, writes LearnVest.

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