The Surprising Health Benefits of Our Favorite Guilty Pleasures

Guilty pleasures are wonderful . . . except for the inevitable feelings of wrongdoing that follow. Sure, we love tasting the ever-so-satisfying cream-cheese frosting on a piece of homemade carrot cake, but feeling bloated and disappointed in ourselves moments after consuming our first (or second) slice makes the indulgence sometimes seem not worth it. We’re strong believers in the uplifting benefits of guilty pleasures, so to make your next indulgence a little easier on your conscience, pick something from our list below. Research proves that these aren't all that bad.