15 ‘Unhealthy’ Foods That May Actually Help You Live Longer

It’s hard to know exactly which popular foods are unhealthy. In reality, several foods have earned a bad reputation, but they have awesome health benefits when enjoyed in moderation. Here are 15 foods you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. (One alcoholic drink can actually help you live longer — on page 10).

1. Chocolate

A bowl with chocolate coated raisins

Dark chocolate is good for you. | Esdelval/Getty Images

When it comes to chocolate, the health benefits depend on the type you’re eating. While some people may think they need to swear off chocolate entirely, dark chocolate has excellent health benefits. It has more antioxidants than some fruits, plus plenty of fiber. And some studies showed it may lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, which means it may prevent heart disease.

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