How’s that for a title? I bet I got your attention! Popcorn is one of my favorite snack and I hardly need anyone to tell me the reasons I need to eat it- it’s delicious and it’s crunchy- that’s all we need to know, right? Well, yes- I guess- if you want to keep it simple. But maybe you think popcorn is an indulgent snack and you should limit how often you eat it, or maybe you don’t know yet how much you love it. So here’s a list of reasons that popcorn is the best snack ever and you should eat it!
1. It’s low in calories:
How many delicious and satisfying snacks can boast this same thing? A cup of air-popped popcorn has just 30 calories and stove-top popcorn made with oil has only 50! That means two cups of popcorn can weigh in at less than 100 calories!
2. It’s high in fiber:
Fiber means lots of good things for your health, including good digestion, and it also makes popcorn is a filling snack.
3. It’s high in iron:
Many people, especially women, have low iron. Boost your iron stores with some popcorn!
4. It’s never boring:
There are so many ways to flavor popcorn, you can eat it every day and not get sick of it! Of course there’s nothing wrong with the classic salt, but you can change it up with herbs and spices to keep it interesting.
5. It’s loaded with antioxidants:
Antioxidants help slow aging and reduce inflammation.
6. It’s a whole grain:
Yup, popcorn is a whole grain, which has all kinds of benefits. It’s a “good” carb!
7. It’s blood sugar friendly:
Eating popcorn won’t give you a blood sugar spike like lots of other snacks do. This makes it a good snack for people with diabetes.
8. It’s gluten free:
Good news for people with gluten issues- popcorn is a yummy, satisfying, and and healthy snack that has no gluten dangers!
9. It curbs hunger:
Popcorn is a good snack because it will help control your hunger until your next meal.
10. It helps with eye health:
The particular antioxidants in popcorn are great for eye health.
11. It’s comforting:
The high levels of vitamin B3 in popcorn may help ease depression. Talk about comfort food!
12. Bone health:
Popcorn is a good source of phosphorous and manganese, both essential for good bone health.
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