Harmful popcorn can be made useful: the doctor shared the secret

Вредный попкорн можно сделать полезным: врач поделилась секретом

Without this product don’t usually do any trip to the cinema

Various additives make popcorn and stay for the sweet tooth, and for lovers of salty. But whether or not a snack is healthy or at least harmless food? To this question the correspondent EtСetera said endocrinologist Elena Chernenko.

WHERE IT CAME FROM? “Blow up” the corn under high temperature started the American Indians. They not only ate but also used as hair ornaments.

Вредный попкорн можно сделать полезным: врач поделилась секретом

In 1630, the Indians gave a bag of this corn in the gift of the European colonists, and in 1885, the Americans have made popcorn with the help of special machines. In cinemas product “leaked” back in 1912, so the tradition to combine movie with eating popcorn for over 100 years.

HEALTHY FOOD. Popcorn is good because enough of them quite easily. While it is low in calories, has vitamins and fiber. In addition, it promotes the excretion of toxic substances from the digestive tract. Antioxidants and polyphenols in its composition help to prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

TRY NOT TO BREATHE. However, the usefulness of the popcorn is flattened by the method of its preparation – it is fried in butter, with salt, sugar, flavorings and colorings. One of these flavorings – diacetyl – when heated turns into a gas and may trigger the development of obliterative bronchiolitis (severe disease requiring lung transplantation). The same diacetyl contributes to Alzheimer’s disease.

FROM ULCERS TO COLITIS. Various flavors popcorn can cause gastritis, colitis, gastric ulcer, and severe flatulence. Besides, on an industrial scale popcorn is often cooked in TRANS-fats, is known for its Carcinogenicity.

Вредный попкорн можно сделать полезным: врач поделилась секретом

HOW TO DISARM? The doctor recommends to abandon the traditional combination of popcorn and sugary sodas. By itself, popcorn is a feeling of thirst, and drink of it only increases. Therefore it is better to replace it with plain water. Also get involved in ready-made popcorn and semi-finished products for cooking in the microwave, and not too lazy to cook popcorn from whole grains.

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