Seven Bad Habits That Could Make You Healthier

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Seven Bad Habits That Could Make You Healthier

Some “bad” habits were never meant to be broken. These seven vices may ward off illness, sharpen your mind, and could even help you reach your fitness goals.

The Benefit: Adds Muscle Mass

If you’re more into microbrews than you are mixology, raise your pint glass—your drink of choice still does the body good. A new Japanese study found that the naturally occurring flavonoids in hops can increase muscle mass by preventing tissue breakdown during periods of inactivity. What’s more, hops’ antioxidants reduce the risk of heart disease, according to White. But don’t take the beer bong out of retirement just yet. Like with liquor, limit your intake to one or two brews daily, as drinking more can not only result in a beer belly, but can also reverse beer’s heart-helping ways, warns White.

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