Scientists Want You To Do These Weird Things For Your Health

With all of the contradictory information on the internet, being healthy can feel daunting. What does being “healthy” even mean? For some people, being healthy means giving up their favorite foods and putting themselves through grueling workouts. In a world where we’re totally afraid of death and growing older, it’s no wonder we go to some extreme measures to ensure we live as happily and healthily as possible. But what if scientists told us it was alright to do some of the things we’ve been told all our lives were wrong? Here are 20 things “unhealthy” things that scientists are actually encouraging us to do for our health.

Eat Ice Cream

Eat Ice Cream

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Ice cream is supposed to be sinful, and something you seldom eat. That’s mostly true, but every once in awhile it’s good to eat some ice cream! Though ice cream is full of sugar, it’s a low GI food thanks to its fat content, which means it releases sugar much slower than other sweets. Ultimately, you can binge on ice cream every once in a while without feeling too hungry afterward! Ice cream is rich in calcium, which helps build strong bones and protect the teeth. Dairy intake has also been linked to lower rates of heart disease.