Учёные обнаружили, в чём польза вредных привычек

Don't feel guilty the next time you miss a workout, eat an extra piece of cake, drink a couple of glasses of wine, or accidentally swear. You will be surprised at the health benefits associated with some of these so-called "bad and harmful habits".

Today, the editors of estet-portal.com will tell about the real benefits of bad habits. 

Benefits of Bad Habits: Smoking – help stomach

It turns out that among all the harm that smoking causes to our body, its positive effect has been found. Studies conducted back in 2006 by scientists at the Harvard University Medical School showed that the risk of ulcerative colitis in smokers is 40% lower compared to people who do not smoke.

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Ulcerative colitis – a serious disease that is characterized by an inflammatory process in the lower part of the digestive tract. Immunity-lowering drugs are often used in the treatment of this disease.

Perhaps for this reason, smoking reduces the risk of this disease. Although scientists are not yet able to explain this phenomenon with certainty.

Coffee is a magical drink with healing properties 

People who drink a lot of coffee - we're talking at least three cups a day - have shown a lower risk of some cancers, including prostate, skin and oral cancer. Coffee, after all, is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which attack cancer-causing free radicals. Moderate coffee consumption has also been linked to a reduced risk of type II diabetes, Alzheimer's and heart disease.

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So why do so many doctors and naturopaths encourage people to cut back? On the one hand, those who have a genetic mutation that causes them to slowly break down coffee may actually have an increased risk of heart disease if they drink more than two cups of coffee a day. Also, drinking too much coffee can mean you're not getting enough water and can also lead to insomnia and anxiety. 

Low-calorie does not mean healthy 

No, we're not going to say that deep-fried foods or oil-soaked popcorn are healthy. But always avoiding high-fat foods can be harmful. Fat is necessary for the absorption of certain vitamins and is needed by our body to produce hormones. And unsaturated fats, including vegetable oils and nuts, reduce inflammation, regulate blood pressure, and may raise blood cholesterol levels, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.


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Meanwhile, several studies published in recent years show that the unsaturated fats found in olive oil, avocados and fish may reduce the risk of depression and memory loss. Alcohol: it's all about the quantity

Another common bad habit – it is

drink abuse

. It can lead to a number of serious illnesses such as:

  • oncological diseases;
  • liver and stomach ulcer;
  • pancreatitis;
  • heart failure;
  • stroke.
  • There is, however, evidence that alcohol can be beneficial to the body when consumed in moderation. So scientists at different times found a positive effect of moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages on the cardiovascular system.


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Between 1987 and 2000, US scientists found that non-drinkers had a 38% higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than moderate drinkers. On the basis of these studies, doctors began to recommend that non-drinkers consume alcoholic beverages in moderation.

It is important to remember that…

Smoking does more harm than good. Therefore, you should not start smoking just because it will reduce the risk of one disease.

Alcohol is allowed only in moderate doses and only if you do not have diseases that it can exacerbate.

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