Enjoy Healthy Popcorn!

As someone who likes junk food myself, particularly popcorn, I must realize that there are healthier ways for me to prepare and eat my favorite snack.  For example, I use a hot air popcorn popper as shown below (cost ~$20). This avoids the extra calories from making popcorn in hot oil. Air popped popcorn is about 31 calories/cup (vs. oil popped corn being 47 calories/cup), and contains a significant amount of protein and fiber, in addition to carbohydrates. It also helps to not douse your popcorn with too much butter/margarine or salt.

Check out the following link for other helpful tips by Rachel Linder.  In the article she describes “what happens to your body when you eat popcorn.”

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