Nutrition experts have revealed the benefits of eating home-made popcorn, which doctors have long warned of being dangerous to health because it causes weight gain.
A Russian nutritionist revealed that popcorn is one of the most beneficial foods for the heart and blood vessels, and eating it has many health and skin benefits.
Excellent food for the stomach and heart
Dr. Nadezhda Tsapkina, a Russian nutrition expert, announced that home-made popcorn, free of sugar and added flavors, is an excellent food that helps improve the functioning of the stomach, intestines, heart, and blood vessels, and has a positive effect on the condition of the skin.
The nutrition expert explained that the corn from which popcorn is made contains B vitamins, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and polyphenol antioxidants.
The doctor pointed out that all of these substances help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and digestive system problems.
Not all types of popcorn are healthy
Dr. Nadezhda Tsabkina explained that popcorn prepared using oil and adding sugar causes an increase in the level of cholesterol in the blood, and also contains high calories.
The nutrition expert explained that this is not considered a harmless snack, but rather a real bomb that leads to weight gain and thus causes various diseases.
The specialist points out that salty popcorn causes an imbalance in the body’s water balance, leading to the appearance of edema and cellulite.
The doctor added that trans fats become catalysts for the development of malignant tumors and respiratory diseases, and these are dangerous to the lives of those who suffer from asthma.
The fats produced under the influence of high temperatures begin to release the toxic substance diacetyl, which in some people causes pulmonary fibrosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Added flavors cause various diseases in the digestive system.”