Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 6 - 2022
Revisiting an Old Friend: The Gastrointestinal Benefits of Regular Popcorn Consumption
Sudeep Chawla1, Nicholas A Kerna2,3*, Rashad Roberson4, ND Victor Carsrud5, Dabeluchi Ngwu Onyejerebechi Florence6, Obiamaka Pamela Okereke7, Uzoamaka Nwokorie8, Hilary M Holets9,10, Chinwendu Olivia Ayozie11 and Victor P Nkwopara12
1Chawla Health & Research, USA
2SMC–Medical Research, Thailand
3First InterHealth Group, Thailand
4Georgetown American University, College of Medicine, Guyana
5Lakeline Wellness Center, USA
6Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
7Life is Beautiful, MD., USA
8University of Washington, USA
9Beverly Hills Wellness Surgical Institute, USA
10Orange Partners Surgicenter, USA
11Madonna University College of Medicine, Elele Nigeria
12Olusanya Rufai Medical Center, USA
*Corresponding Author: Nicholas A Kerna, (mailing address) POB47 Phatphong, Suriwongse Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10500.
Received: March 12, 2022; Published: May 31, 2022




Abstract

Corn is the third most commonly consumed cereal grain worldwide. It is used to prepare a variety of traditional and modern human meals. Popcorn is a form of flint corn that pops when heated. It has been enjoyed for millennia and is one of the most popular snacks globally. Popcorn is rich in phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Also, it is considered tasty delicious and a great source of fiber. Popcorn’s health benefits include essential nutrients (complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals) and distinctive phytoconstituents (polyphenolic compounds). The nutritional benefits of popcorn were highlighted in the 1980s, ensuring its continued use. Popcorn intake is associated with a lower risk of chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, several malignancies, and improved gastrointestinal system health. This paper is a comprehensive review of the history of popcorn, from its first reported consumption to the present, and its health benefits, focusing on its gastrointestinal health.

Keywords: Diabetes Treatment; High Fiber Food; Lowering Cardiovascular Disease Risk; Natural Constipation Cure

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Citation: Chawla S, Kerna NA, Roberson R, Carsrud NDV, Florence DNO, Okereke OP, Nwokorie U, Holets HM, Ayozie CO, Nkwopara VP. “Revisiting an Old Friend: The Gastrointestinal Benefits of Regular Popcorn Consumption”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 9.6 (2022): 73-85.

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