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Best Indulgent Foods for Your Health

Best Indulgent Foods for Your Health

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Best Indulgent Foods for Your HealthSome foods make us wonder why diets have to exist. Some of the sweetest treats tend to go straight to our thighs. But new research shows that adding something sweet to your diet could in fact help you lose weight. There are certain foods that are extra good at revving up the metabolism. When your metabolism is functioning properly your body can burn more calories naturally. These power foods are oh so sweet and good for your health.

There is a misconception with specific foods that they are bad for your health. Some foods are often considered bad for you are really good. Here is a list of indulgent foods that are good for your health.

Peanut Butter

There is a misconception that the creamy indulgent spread is best for an occasional treat because of its high calories and fat. But the truth is peanut butter can lower the risk of heart disease. Many studies have been published about its link to a healthy heart. Peanuts in general are known to lower cholesterol so eating a regular dose can help improve your health.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet, indulgent sweet potato pie. It is a soothing treat that your taste buds will love. Recent research shows that sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin C, which can smooth out wrinkles. People who consume 4 milligrams of Vitamin C everyday over a three-year time period had less wrinkles by almost 11%. Eat up on that sweet potato haven for a tasty treat.

Chocolate

People who eat chocolate regularly usually are happier people. Chocolate has a natural way of calming and reducing stress in people. When you eat chocolate it can actually be part of a healthy routine. Chocolate has been known to boost heart health. People who enjoy a little something sweet have lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and can decrease the risk of heart disease. Chocolate has also been traced to helping people fight diabetes. Dark chocolate can even help protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. And above everything else eating chocolate can help boost your overall mode. When you feel better you look better. When you feel good you usually smile more.

If you don’t like to smile because you are embarrassed about your teeth, your dentist can help. Visiting your dentist will also help improve your overall health. The foods you eat affect more then just your regular health they also affect your dental health.

For more health advice visit the doctors at TenderCare Dental, a Dentist in Milwaukie, OR. Shannon Kaiser writes for the health proffesionals at TenderCare Dental.

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