For the love of popcorn (read below)

For the love of popcorn (read below)

For the love of popcorn, is it a healthy snack? read below 

Non GMO, natural, unflavored popcorn can be a healthy snack in moderation. A very popular snack, however, it is sometimes prepared with large amounts of fat, sugar and salt, which can drive overeating. For this reason, it is very important to prepare your popcorn the right way.

It can be either super healthy or very unhealthy, depending on how you prepare it.

The oldest piece of popcorn was discovered in New Mexico and is said to be over 5,000 years old.

Many people don’t realize it, but popcorn is a whole grain food, making it naturally high in several important nutrients.

Popcorn is a whole grain food that is high in important nutrients. This includes vitamins, minerals and very high amounts of fiber.

Popcorn contains large amounts of polyphenol antioxidants. These are plant compounds that have been linked to many health benefits.

Popcorn is very high in fiber, which has been linked to several health benefits. This includes weight loss and a decreased risk of many diseases.

Popcorn is high in fiber, relatively low in calories and has a low energy density. Eating it in moderation may help with weight loss.

Word of caution:

Pre-packaged microwave popcorn often contains PFOA and diacetyl, chemicals that may be harmful. It may also contain unhealthy trans fats. Commercially prepared popcorn varieties can be extremely high in calories and unhealthy ingredients.

The healthiest way to make popcorn is in a pot or air-popper machine / air fryer. There are several ways to add flavor without compromising its healthfulness.

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