The Midnight Snack That Eases Digestion

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Hi, I'm Dr. Miller with the smart tip to help your digestion. It turns out your favorite movie theater treat can actually help your gastrointestinal tract. I'm talking about popcorn. An 18 year study found that eating a couple of servings of popcorn each week could help your colon and even reduce your risk of diverticulitis by 28%.

Diverticulitis is a painful and common digestive disease, if you already have the condition, check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, but for people without the disease, a couple of servings of popcorn could be the ticket to prevention. Popcorn's GI benefits could come from the information fighting ludien in the kernel and popcorn magnesium content.

Popcorn is also a great to pump up your fiber and more grain intake. For more ways to nourish your health, watch all our smart tips, right here.