A study by the University of Scranton found that popcorn contains healthy antioxidants called polyphenols, which are good for your heart. Popcorn actually contains more polyphenols than fruits and vegetables (though you still need to eat your fruits and veggies for other nutrients). Keep your popcorn healthy by popping it yourself at home – in a pot, not the microwave. Remember, too much butter and salt takes away from the health benefit.
According to a review published in the British Medical Journal, people who ate more chocolate benefited from a reduction in cardiovascular disease and stroke. Of course, not any old chocolate will do. Chose dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa. Flavonol, the flavonoid found in cocoa, helps lower blood pressure, improve blood flow and reduce free radical damage.