I’ve got great news for popcorn lovers all around the world. Popcorn has many, great health benefits. What makes this news even more fantastic is that it comes at a time that corn is getting a bad rap in many corners. However, the negative aspects to consuming corn products are mostly related to corn syrup which is an ultra-processed corn by-product that is no better than eating bowls of sugar. But, a kernel of popcorn is magical and full of healthy goodness.
A Kernel Of MagicThe fact that a serving of popcorn is actually made up of a handful or so of whole kernels of corn means that popcorn is loaded with fiber. A single cup of hot-air popped white popcorn has one gram of fiber and only 31 calories. And, let’s face it, you will never eat just a single cup of popped popcorn, but rather four or five at least, which will put four of five grams of fiber into your system.
Fiber is good for you because it slows the digestion process which gives you a steady stream of energy since it keeps the glucose from the food you eat from going directly into your bloodstream. Also, plenty of studies have shown that fiber lowers cholesterol levels, helps folks feel full quicker and longer, and keeps you...regular.