Popcorn, popcorn or popcorn as we mostly know them in our country, are the most chosen appetizer when watching a movie, especially if it is in winter! Of course you can eat them at any time and if you are like me, any excuse is good to eat some delicious popcorn lying on the couch. What not many know is that these delicious snacks have beneficial properties for our body.

  • They are very good for digestion. Corn, the raw material from which we make popcorn, is one hundred percent natural, and contains a very good amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are very important for the proper functioning of our digestive system. Fiber is essential for intestinal transit, to avoid the appearance of constipation problems, and also helps to reduce abdominal inflammation.
  • Regulate cholesterol levels. Once again, those responsible for this benefit are the fibers contained in this food, which stimulate the cleaning of blood vessels and arteries, thus reducing excess lipids and stimulating good blood circulation.
  • They are rich in antioxidants. What these compounds do is protect the tissues of our body against the oxidative action of free radicals that, among other things, cause premature aging of our cells. Popcorn contains significant amounts of polyphenols, which have a very good antioxidant action, reducing the risk of degenerative diseases, aging and other related conditions with their ingestion.
  • They help control blood sugar. This property is given as long as sweet jams are not added The fibers that it has stimulate the metabolic processes that are responsible for regulating the levels of sugar and insulin in the blood.
  • They help you lose weight. A cup of corn only provides us with 30 calories and is very good to calm anxiety attacks about food since it stimulates the production of ghrelin, a hormone that inhibits hunger.
  • Diuretic action. By ingesting them regularly, urine production increases, blood pressure and fluid retention decrease.
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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