Popcorn is a healthy snack.

If you think popcorn is a junk snack, think again.  Our favorite movie time snack happens to be a rich source of cancer fighting antioxidants.  Yes, you read it right.  Popcorn (the hull most especially) is full of polyphenols; a compound also found in fruits, vegetables, red wine and chocolate.  The said compounds are touted for its ability to fight cancer causing cells.  What's even greater is the polyphenols found in popcorn are higher than those found in fruits and vegetables.  The good compounds are found in the hull (the crunchy part) and not in the white, soft, fluffy part.

The snack is also a great source of fiber and it is filling.  It's good for dieters who are looking for a low-fat snack sans the butter of course.  And by popcorn I mean making your own.  Stay away from microwaveable ones because they contain chemicals that may be harmful to your health. So get that popcorn machine out and start popping corn.  Putting a couple of tablespoons of kernels in the machine will already give you half of polyphenols you need daily to lessen risk of having cancer.  I really should have bought one of those when I saw a sale on popcorn machines a few months back.  But sale or not, I am definitely getting one for my family.

1 comment:

parenting and babies said...

i so love popcorn too, thanks for the visit and hope you can also join our green monday meme at http://www.mygreenlivingideas.com

thanks much.

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