Popcorn are a delicious snack to have between meals. Movies and family reunions are never complete without this delicacy. To make popcorn, kernels that are rich in starch with a hard exterior are heated. This snack is loved because it can be quickly prepared with ease.
As we celebrate world popcorn day, today,19th/1/2022(Did you know about it?),there are numerous studies about the health benefits of popcorn. This snack is loaded with fiber, proteins and some vitamins. So, without any further ado, here are the top 5 health benefits of popcorn that you may not know.
1) Lowers Risk Of Diabetes
Popcorn being a whole grain comes with excellent health benefits. One obvious benefit of eating whole grains like popcorn is that it reduces your chances of suffering from type 2 diabetes.
2) Helps To Lower Cholesterol Levels
The soluble fiber found in popcorn, reduces cholesterol levels. A reduction in cholesterol levels, simultaneously lowers the risk of lifestyle diseases such as stroke and heart attack.
3) Contains Antioxidant Properties
Just like fruits and vegetables, popcorn is rich in polyphenol, a property that acts as an antioxidant. This property helps to prevent chronic diseases like cancer, and also slows down the ageing process.
4) Lowers Risk Of High Blood Pressure
Besides lowering the risk of diabetes and cholesterol levels, popcorn if prepared with little salt can help to reduce your risk of developing blood pressure.
5) Weight Management
A cup of popcorn may contain roughly 25 calories. This is 4 times lower than the same amount of crisps. Popcorn is a snack that can tame hunger by decreasing the rate of digestion hence maintaining one's weight.
Well, there you have it, friends go straight to a nearby shop or in your kitchen and celebrate world popcorn day with a bowl full of this nutritious and tasty snack.
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