What Can Happen to Your Body If You Eat Popcorn Every Day

From movie theater buckets to the home popped kernels, we can’t deny that popcorn is a popular snack. However, even if you are a regular kernel fan, there’s a lot about this beloved food you probably don’t know—particularly when it comes to your health.

Here at Bright Side, we were surprised to reveal some facts about what can actually happen to our mind and body if we eat popcorn every day. We’d love for you to experience this huge revelation together with us.

1. You might get rid of your constipation.

It’s not just a cool food for movies, it can be a healthy snack, but only if you don’t bury your popcorn in salt and butter. Another interesting thing is it’s loaded with fiber. You can eat a portion of 3 cups of air-popped kernels and get 3.5 g fiber in order to relieve your constipation. The air-popped popcorn has less than 100 calories in one serving!

You just need to make sure you buy the air-popped variety, as the popcorn served in the movie theater, or popcorn with butter is high in fat, which can cause constipation.

2. You may feel less stressed.

Eating popcorn not only affects the physical shape of a person, but it can also contribute to their mental state. Popcorn is a food that is rich in carbs and it has a low glycemic index. This can lead to holding on to serotonin levels, and it can help level out your mood. Popcorn can be considered a complex carb.

But, when you add sugar, salt, or oil, all of the benefits you can expect from popcorn are completely gone. The way you eat popcorn may also boost your mood. Psychologists recommend trying to eat it with chopsticks in order to get as much satisfaction from it as possible.

3. You may have a higher chance to conceive.

Until recently, this snack had only 2 famous uses: you could eat it, or throw it at people who were talking in the movie theater. Now a third function has become popular because popcorn also works in upping your chances to conceive.

Scientists suggest that munching on this delicious snack can help boost conceiving capability in men by improving blood flow. It has everything to do with a nutrient called Arginine.

4. Your PMS may get better.

Sometimes you may feel like you literally have ants in your pants when you have PMS. Even the tiniest things are so irritating you just want to crawl out of your skin. The good news is that popcorn actually might be the thing that will make these annoying symptoms disappear. This snack boosts serotonin, the feel-good hormone. Popcorn also gives you a steady burst of energy so that you don’t feel ravenous a little while later.

How often do you or members of your family eat popcorn? What is your special recipe for cooking it that makes it very tasty?

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