Did you know that popcorn offers great benefits for our body? Usually we eat popcorn only when we go to the cinema or to sit on the sofa to watch a movie without knowing that if we eat more of that delicious food, we will give our body a lot of health benefits. The benefits of eating popcorn are derived primarily from its impressive fiber content, phenolic compounds, antioxidants, B vitamins, manganese and magnesium.
Digestion: As the popcorn is a natural whole grain, they contain all the fiber, not to mention minerals, B vitamins and vitamin E. Its high fiber content keeps your body “regular”, which means that your stool will move quickly and smoothly through the digestive tract, preventing constipation and keeping your digestive system healthy; and all that happens while you watch the movie.
Low cholesterol levels:
Another of the benefits of eating popcorn is that they contain the type of fiber that can remove excess of cholesterol from the walls of the blood vessels and arteries, which lowers total cholesterol levels and reduce the chances of cardiovascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. This, on the other hand, reduces the pressure on the cardiac system, since the heart has to work so hard to move blood through the vessels and clogged arteries.