Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Candy

Surprising Benefits of Eating Candy

Most people enjoy eating candy because it tastes great. But did you know that there are a lot of benefits that come along with eating candy beyond just that? For example, eating candy that’s very chewy, like chewing gum, has been shown to reduce stress levels and improve your mood overall.

Check out some of the other benefits that you could potentially enjoy by unraveling a piece of candy.

It can help you live longer.

Want to live longer? Candy might be the secret to doing it. The Harvard School of Public Health once conducted a study on candy and discovered that those who eat it in moderation—about one to three times per month–were more likely to live longer than those who didn’t. Researchers couldn’t pinpoint exactly why this was, but the study seemed to suggest that eating candy had a connection to longevity that could benefit you.

It can increase your ability to focus.

If you’re having trouble figuring out a problem or stuck on an assignment that is proving to be particularly difficult, a piece of candy can give you the punch you need. Studies have shown that candy containing sugar can help people to focus better and stay on task when they are working on something. Whether it is homework or an issue at your job, the solution to figuring out a difficult problem could be as simple as a quick sugar jolt.

It can reduce the risks of certain diseases.

Not all candy is going to reduce the risks of diseases. But chocolate, in particular, seems to do wonders for the human body when consumed moderately. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study studied almost 5,000 people and found that those who ate chocolate regularly were at a much lower risk for heart disease. Eating just one or two pieces of chocolate per day could do wonders for your health.

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