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Popcorn can be a relatively healthy snack if properly prepared. Movie theatre popcorn however has been increasingly making lots of people sick.
For many movie-goers, eating popcorn while watching a flick on the big-screen is part of the cinematic experience. But more and more of us are feeling sick just moments after the consumption of this traditional cinema "treat". Some may even feel fine at first but minutes or hours later can develop stomach cramps and even feel downright nauseous.
One of the most difficult foods for our bodies to digest are fats / oils (such as those found in theatre popcorn). Keep in mind that many these commercial oils contain BHA and BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene). These artificial antioxidants keep food from spoiling too fast.
So after consuming greasy and oily meals our digestive track goes into hyper-mode. Any grease left in the stomach is sometimes sent the way it entered. Foods in high fat can also trigger muscle spasms in the gut, making contractions so fast and hard it rushes what you ate through the colon. Yep, diarrhea.
Movie theatre popcorn is usually flavored and colored with artificial ingredients. Many of these ingredients include artificial preservatives and sometimes MSG which makes many people sick. Most of the corn is also grown using herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and other chemicals.
Theater popcorn is incredibly salted. High concentrations of salt can also make you sick. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
People from around the world have used ginger as a cure-all for pain and nausea since ancient times. Many studies have shown that ginger can be an effective treatment for certain kinds of stomach aches. Ginger can be consumes as an all-natural ginger ale drink or by using fresh ginger root to make tea.
Chamomile can help ease stomach aches by acting as an anti-inflammatory. Chamomile may also help relax and soothe the muscle of the upper digestive track lessening stomach pain and cramps.
If you have a strong urge to vomit, mix 1 cup of water, 10 drops of lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Or instead of sugar, add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.
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