June 24, 2017

What's Popping? Popcorn and Health

"Popcorn kernels themselves are extremely healthy.
Preparation of popcorn has a major impact on its nutrition
Whether it's air-popped, microwaved or oil-popped, popcorn has impressive nutrition. Air-popped popcorn is slightly more desirable for a few reasons (but we'll get into preparation later). The following nutritional figures are for air-popped popcorn. A single 1-ounce serving contains 110 calories, 1 gram of fat, almost no saturated fat, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of protein and 10 percent of your daily magnesium.
What jumps out right away are the low calorie and fat totals. At 110 calories per serving, popcorn qualifies as a snack you can mindlessly munch on in front of the television without worrying about major repercussions. The remarkably low fat totals are equally impressive."
Read more on healthy benefits of popcorn and what to avoid at:

Popcorn Actually Healthy?
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Written by - Brandon Hall is an Assistant Content Director for STACK