Top 10 guilt-free pleasures – part one.

Just read an interesting article* about the top 10 vices that are now considered healthy.

10. Coffee – thank you much.I’d like a small McDonald’s please.

“A wealth of research suggests that coffee doesn’t just pick you up — it fights heart disease and some cancers, and it may even help you push through harder, longer workouts.”

9. Playing hooky.

“There’s a reason it’s called a mental-health day. Studies confirm that time off — whether on a trip out of Dodge or a 24-hour staycation — relieves stress, lowering your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease.”

And here’s my favorite hooky hang-out … with favorite hooky hang-out buddy, Kinetic. (And that would be a tiny kitten in my hands. Smuff.)

8. Full-fat dressings. Bring on the jalapeno ranch!

“For years we were trained to reach for low-fat everything, but there’s no need to deprive yourself of the real deal. Full-fat foods not only taste better but also serve a real health purpose …”

7. Sex. Yes. Sex.

“Subjects in one study who did it once or twice a week had higher levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A, which shields you from colds and other infections.” I’m a big believer: Need more convincing, click here.

6. Girl’s Night Out. Lunch with friends. Bunko. Etc.

“… strong social ties can bring a host of benefits: fewer colds, better brain health, and a longer life, to name a few.”

What’s your favorite guilt-free pleasure?

* Health.com article here.