Pop Some Popcorn For A Healthy Snack
Family movie night just wouldn’t be quite the same without a big bowl of popcorn to share and enjoy. In addition to the great crunchy taste, popcorn also has a lot to offer nutritionally. Popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories providing only about 1 gram of fat and 90 calories per 3 cup serving of air-popped popcorn. In addition, popcorn is a whole grain food that is rich in anti-oxidants which help to protect our body cells from damage caused by free radicals. Popcorn is also packed with fiber which can help to promote heart health, digestive health and weight management.
When it comes to what you choose to put on your popcorn, avoid topping it with lots of added salt or butter, which can add fat and sodium and turn your healthy snack into a not-so-healthy snack. Instead, to add some fun and flavor to your popcorn try experimenting with different seasonings such as chili powder or cinnamon or try sprinkling it with a little bit of parmesan cheese or mix it with dried fruit and almonds.