5 Bad Habits That Are Good For You

Here's when and why our bad habits can positively boost our health.
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You might be embarrassed to admit that you don't make your bed in the morning or you tap your foot under your desk at work. But it turns out these and other tendencies could actually be healthy habits for your body and mind. Here's what experts have to say about good vices.

1. Your morning cup

Coffee is good for more than just keeping you awake. According to researchers at the University of Scranton, coffee is also a powerful source of antioxidants that can reduce your risk of liver and colon cancer, Parkinson's disease and type 2 diabetes. Coffee also happens to be the most-consumed antioxidant-rich food in the U.S. The leader of the study, Joe Vinson, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, advises spacing out your cups throughout the day to get optimal benefits from this healthy habit. And if coffee gives you the jitters? Try black tea instead.


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