National Popcorn Day: Why Popcorn Makes a Great Snack

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Today is National Popcorn day and there is no better way to celebrate than by treating yourself to a bowl of freshly popped popcorn! There sometimes is the misconception that popcorn is an unhealthy snack option, but you’d be surprised to learn just how healthy this delicious treat is.

 

Popcorn has more antioxidants than many other snack foods, is loaded with fiber, and one single cup of air-popped popcorn contains only 31 calories! Popcorn has also been shown to ween away hunger, making it a great diet snack.

 

But, as you probably guessed, not all popcorn is created equal. Bagged popcorn and microwavable popcorn can contain synthetic factory fats and processed salt to flavor the popcorn, making it very unhealthy. The best option when it comes to popcorn is to make it the old-fashioned way, on your stovetop, with minimal butter and oil!

 

Stick to the old-fashioned way of making popcorn, and you can be free to enjoy this tasty snack totally guilt-free!