Have a top-secret guilty pleasure? You will be surprised to know that it may not be ‘guilty’ at all. Here are the top four habits you do not have to break at all.


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Shopping: Do not feel guilty after a day at the mall. Science is on your side – Research shows that shopping can provide lasting positive impacts on mood. So, indulge yourself by buying something small every now and them or saving up for sale season.


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Junk food: Trust us, it is okay to cheat on your diet once a while. Full-fat foods taste better and can reduce the risk of heart diseases if you eat the right amounts of the right kinds, like vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds.


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Wine: Here is some good news for wine lovers. Drinking a glass of wine per day can benefit your heart as it is rich in antioxidants which helps reduce the chances of blood clots and plaque buildup in the arteries.


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Chocolate: You do not have to take a trip to the dentist every time you eat chocolate. Research has shown that dark chocolate has high cocoa content and is not only full of free-radical fighting, anti-ageing antioxidants but is also a natural antidepressant that can help curb your sugar cravings.