Who doesn't love popcorn? Of course there will be those who do not like them, I say. Well, I like them and in my house whenever we get together to watch a good movie, some warm and crisp popcorn cannot be missing. Of course we monitor our consumption, after all, popcorn is made from corn, and that can make us fat, a lot.
Well look where now scientists conclude in a study that popcorn contains large amounts of antioxidants that are very beneficial for health.
Researchers from the American Chemical Society (ACS) point out that popcorn, as well as other cereals and snacks, have antioxidant substances called polyphenols. These substances are also present in fruits and vegetables, and in foods such as chocolate, wine, coffee and tea, and have become famous for their great potential in reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
In addition, they are rich products for their fiber content. Well, if I liked popcorn before, now much more ...
On the other hand, the fact that both popcorn and other cereals offer a great source of antioxidants does not mean that we can freely abuse their consumption. The study magnifies fibers and polyphenols, but not sugar or salt. It's one thing to eat popcorn with some salt, it's another thing to eat almost salt with popcorn.
We must maintain vigilance in this regard, especially with our children. In my childhood there was still no microwave and popcorn was made at home in a normal pan. I remember there was one specially designed for making popcorn. On the lid there was a mechanism that allowed the corn kernels to be removed from the interior, so that they burst without burning. Popcorn was not sold in theaters either.
Today, you can make some popcorn in no time. Three minutes in the microwave, and that's it, without stirring and without staining, and at a low price. A good aperitif to watch a movie or for a gathering of friends, or even for a birthday party. What do you think?
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