8 Surprising Junk Foods That Are Actually Good For You

#1 Graham Crackers

Inspired by a vegetarian diet, Graham crackers are created by a process of milling flour where more of the whole wheat is preserved. This makes this snack a much healthier alternative to cookies.

#2 Pizza

Pizza can actually be really good for you, depending on the quality of the ingredients of the crust and the toppings. A slice of veggie pizza topped with tomato sauce and cheese is loaded with calcium and vitamins.

#3 Bacon

Yes, bacon! Aside from being packed with protein, making a good low-carb snack, bacon actually has LESS saturated fat than many cuts of beef. It also contains a nutrient called Choline which helps keep our brain healthy.

#4 Popcorn

Full of fiber and antioxidants, popcorn is actually really good for you. Just limit the amount of salt and butter and you are good to go. Using an air popper or stove top and adding a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt can make popcorn an ideal Tv binge night snack.

#5 Chocolate

Dark chocolate, specifically, has the most benefits being full of magnesium, antioxidants and flavanols which can help reduce blood pressure. Milk chocolate is not as good but is still beneficial. Now you know, you don’t have to feel guilty when you get that chocolate crave.

#6 Cheese

Cheese from grass fed and pasture-raised animals is higher in vitamins such as K2. Plus studies have shown that certain diary products actually result in more weight loss and less abdominal fat, as well as a lowered risk of heart disease.

#7 Butter

Butter from grass fed cows, like Kerrygold contains vitamins (K2 which de-calcifies arteries) and Omega 3 fatty acids that are good for your brain and body.

#8 Ice Cream

When you think of Ice Cream, you think loaded with sugar and fat. If you are looking for a healthy alternative to this late night snack then Ben & Jerry’s is your best bet. Their recipes do not contain loads of ingredients you cannot pronounce and they do not use milk from cows treated with artificial hormones.