Growing up, you might have been told time and time again that you should ditch certain habits that are bad for you. It turns out that many of them are not at all that bad, especially when you look at the brighter side of things. Go ahead and defy some of them not because you are now a grown up, but because they are actually good for you after all.
What makes chewing gum beneficial is it promotes the production of saliva, something which washes bacteria off your teeth. It also helps make your breath fresher, keeping you from offending someone. Chewing gum can help ward off hyperacidity because of its impact on salivary production. Experts say that it can even help you focus more.
Your parents may have told you that coffee isn’t good for you because it will keep you from growing tall and give you a heart attack. Scrap those ideas because so many researches have identified the numerous positive benefits of coffee to your health due to its loads of antioxidants. In fact, having 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day is very good for you.
It’s true that burping in public can be offensive. However, there is no reason for you to suppress that burp because letting gas escape through your mouth is good for the digestive tract. Otherwise, excess gas in your stomach may cause the sphincter separating it from the esophagus to relax, causing you to experience the symptoms of acid reflux.
Allowing gas to pass down there is also just as good for you as burping. Excess gas in the gut is usually caused by swallowed air while you’re eating and drinking. It’s also produced by the action of bacteria in your intestinal tract on food. If you don’t let it escape, it will cause distention of the gut, leaving you with uncomfortable abdominal pain.
Sugar rush and tooth decay are some of the reasons why the consumption of chocolates are said to be bad. The fact is chocolates are made from cacao beans that are packed with so many plant-based compounds that do so many health wonders. However, it’s a good idea to opt for chocolates that are at least 70% cocoa to avoid unhealthy ingredients.
This habit is often associated with being bored, disrespectful or inability to focus. People who told you that fidgeting won’t do you good are wrong. Especially if you wish to slim down or maintain your ideal weight, go ahead and fidget. It helps you burn a few excess calories. When trying to lose unwanted pounds, every form of calorie-burning activity counts.
Not Showering Daily
Provided that you don’t smell, feel free to give in to the urge of not stepping foot in the shower. Too much showering can cause excessive skin dryness, especially when you use hot water and soap with strong chemicals. Showering a lot can remove good bacteria on the skin that keep in check the bad ones that can cause various skin conditions.
Skin cancer and various premature aging signs giving sunbathing a really bad rep. Provided that you do it in moderation and you dodge the sun between 10 am and 4 pm, it’s a good idea to let your skin be touched by sunlight. Aside from giving you a healthy glow, sunbathing also produces vitamin D that lifts your mood and promotes calcium absorption by the bones.