Snack smart! Health advantage of popcorn
Some snacks are healthy I mean popcorn’s are healthy! This time you can absolutely enjoy snacking on those yummy popcorn’s here is why! This whole grain food can be eaten as part of healthy diet that includes six servings of grains every day. Air popped plain popcorn’s are low in fat, calories, high in fiber and antioxidants, compared to other snack foods.
High fiber food can help promote gastrointestinal health, popcorn contains antioxidants and these antioxidants can protect body cells from damage that can lead to diseases. Whole grains contain as many antioxidants as fruits and vegetables, when compared to refined and processed grains.
Although popcorn does not contribute significant amounts of any nutrients, it supplies trace amounts of the B vitamins thiamin, niacin, B6 and folate, and the minerals magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, copper and iron. One cup of popcorn supplies 6 grams of carbohydrates. The health benefits of popcorn include its ability to regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels, improve the digestive process, protect against osteoporosis, prevent cancer, inhibit cognitive decline, prevent premature aging, and help you lose weight. What little fat occurs naturally in popcorn is in the form of healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Popcorn doesn’t contain Saturated or Trans fats, which are considered to be bad for your health.
However popcorn’s are healthy when they are unsalted, fat free, air popped it’s economically a healthy snack. When we add oil or butter on popcorn can add up to 90 calories per cup instead flavoring popcorn with less grated cheese, onion or garlic powder. So choose healthy snacks for healthy life. So eating popcorn daily is not bad for you!
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