Did You Know That Popcorn is Actually Good for Your Health?

Thursday, 17-June-2021 13:00

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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - If you like to watch movies in theaters or at home, you would already know what a popcorn is. However, did you know that popcorn made from corn and cooked at home is healthier than popcorns sold in theaters or other food and snack stalls?

Corn is a type of vegetable that is also a grain, and corn has been consumed since ancient times. When the corn kernels are heated in oil, the kernels pop up and become popcorn. 

Popcorns are enjoyable because of its taste as well as its nutritional value for health. These are the health benefits that you can get from eating a bowl of popcorn, as reported by Boldsky.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels

Popcorn contains fibers that can remove excess cholesterol from the walls of blood vessels and arteries, thereby reducing your overall cholesterol levels. It can also help lower the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases such heart attacks and strokes.

Improves Digestion

Popcorn contains endosperm, germ and bran, and contains all the fibers that can help treat digestion. These fibers help in defecation, and also prevents constipation as well.

Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels

Popcorn has a considerable amount of fiber that can help regulate the release and management of blood sugar and insulin levels. This will keep your blood sugar levels, preventing diabetes. So, eating more organic popcorn is good to prevent diabetes, just don't add more sugar to your popcorn.

Prevents Cancer

Popcorn contains a large number of poly-phenolic compounds, one of the more powerful types of antioxidants that you can incorporate into your body. Antioxidants are powerful defense substances that can eliminate free radicals.

Slows Down Aging

Popcorn can treat age related symptoms such as wrinkles, age spots, macular degeneration and blindness, muscle weakness, and hair loss. Popcorn can keep you healthy thanks to the powerful antioxidants in it.

Supports Healthy Bone Growth

Popcorn contains a large amount of manganese that can help build and maintain healthy and dense bones. Manganese helps to support bone structure and protects against osteoporosis, arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Popcorns Contains Iron

According to the USDA, 28 grams of popcorn contain 0.9 mg of iron. Adult men only need 8 mg of iron in their diet every day, and adult women need 18 mg of iron per day. So, increase your iron intake by eating fresh and organic popcorn.

Safe For Diabetes Patients

A high-fiber diet is healthy for people with diabetes and popcorn according to that category. Popcorns are full of high fiber that are easily digested, and will not cause sudden blood sugar spikes. So, if you have diabetes, you can safely consume popcorn.

Reporter : turkhan
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