When you are cutting, sooner or later you’ll be faced with a social setting situation in which you’ll be tempted not to give in to some snacks. There’s a solution to this too. And the answer is popcorn. Popcorn offers you a lot bigger quantity of food for a certain amount of calories than any other snack.
And there are health benefits to it as well. Popcorn hulls have a substantial amount of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidants that have been shown to have anti-cancer properties as well as benefits to your cardiovascular health.
The amount is 500 mg of polyphenols in 33 grams of popped popcorn, which is approximately half of the daily amount an average American eats. A study has shown that there are more polyphenols in popcorn than fruits like apples and pears. It’s also shown that it has half the antioxidant amount of walnuts and two-thirds of peanuts. In order to make it healthier and make sure you avoid any additional butter and oil, thus adding additional calories than you’d like, air pop it at home.
There’s a reason coffee is the most famous beverage in every country in the world. It is plain awesome. Let’s see just a small list of the hundreds of reasons why you should drink it, as proven by research:
- Those who drink coffee regularly are less likely to have Parkinson’s disease, Type-II diabetes, and dementia.
- Those who drink coffee are less likely to experience strokes, have heart rhythm problems or get certain types of cancer. One study has found that those who drank two or more cups of coffee a day had a 20% lower stroke risk than those who drank less.
- A study made in Sweden and Finland in 2009, had 1400 people followed for 20 years. The ones drinking 2 to 5 cups of coffee had 60% less chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than those who didn’t drink it or just had an occasional cup of coffee.
- Another study has shown that those who drank one to three cups of coffee a day had 20% less chance to have abnormal heart rhythms than those who didn’t.
Beside the numerous health benefits, it has stimulant properties which make you full of energy and makes you crave less food. What’s more, it also has diuretic properties which get you rid of all the excess water, which makes you look shredded without losing any fat.