New research from the United States suggests that chocolate and popcorn, two treats traditionally viewed as snack foods, might actually be healthy.
In one study presented at the American Chemical Society, researchers found popcorn to have high concentrations of
polyphenol, a type of antioxidant that helps the body fight diseases.
Other research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people who frequently ate chocolate were slimmer than those who do not.
Scientists caution against eating either treats as meal substitutes, but you may be able to enjoy some guilt-free indulgences.
Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.