Popcorn fight aging
Many associate them with going to the movies, or watching movies, for others it is a snack without more, but what almost nobody knows is that the popcorn They are much more than a simple snack, in reality it is a healthy food that helps prevent aging.
A study presented by the American Chemical Society has revealed that popcorn helps fight aging thanks to its high levels of healthy antioxidants called polyphenols The research also reveals that the shell of the popcorn is the one that has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber.
"They can be the perfect snack, it's the only sandwich that is 100% whole unprocessed grains," said Dr. Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
According to the study, popcorn has up to 300 mg of polyphenols per serving compared to 114 mg of sweet corn and 160 mg of fruit. However, the doctor warns that the way they are prepared can alter their healthy image because by adding butter, caramel or other ingredients, they can become "a nutritional nightmare loaded with fat and calories".
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According to several investigations, popcorn has these anti-aging properties:
-prevent muscle weakness
-help to prevent osteoporosis, cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's.
-combat the wrinkles and the spots on the skin
–regulate sugar in the blood
-the cholesterol decreases
-Improve the digestion
-protegen against cancer
According to the report, the best way to eat popcorn is in the most natural way possible, with a minimum of oil and very little salt. It also emphasizes that popcorn does not replace fruits or vegetables for a healthy and nutritious diet.