Dietary fibre foods, like pasta and noodles, and wholegrain foods, like popcorn and barley, are renown for not being able to digest in your stomach. I remember several occasions in my younger years of being petrified at the thought of popcorn sitting dormant in the pits of my gut.
Because of this one small component to the food type, people are often times scared at eating anything thick in dietary fibre or wholegrain. Researchers at the University of Otago have recently made the discovery that the both types of foods reduce the risks of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors. Clinical trials by the university have been going for years to prove the theory, and the conclusion is that there is a 15-30% drop in coronary heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer. So it seems that eating popcorn wouldn’t cause that much of a problem to you after all by leaving great ears of corn in your insides. If you want to get more whole grains and dietary fibre in your diet, try going for some rich breakfast cereals to start your day off right. Snack on berries, pears, melons and oranges, or some broccoli and carrots.