Popcorn a healthy snack

popcorn healthy snack, low calorie snack, low sodium diet, diabetes, high fiber foodWatching a movie with family is always fun! And movie without munching Popcorn sounds incomplete. Popcorn made in a right way makes a wonderful snack anytime. It is a good mood food and does wonders to your health. Here are some facts about this great snack.

Full of Fiber: : Popcorn is a whole grain which means it is loaded with fiber - 3.6 grams of fiber in three cups. Fiber rich diet has numerous health benefits. Fiberful snack satisfies your craving and keeps you full longer.

Sugar free snack: Snacks like cookies, cakes content loads of sugar. Air popped, plain popcorn is a sugar-free snack and good for people suffering from diabetes if made to your diet and consumed in right quantity.

Inexpensive: This healthy and good tasting snack is inexpensive compared to popular snacks like cookies, chips or other cheesy snacks. Save money by choosing plain popcorn–especially in bulk. And pop them on stove top or in microwave.

Make it your way: Pre-packaged microwave popcorn is usually not very light. Buy plain popcorn kernels, store it in airtight container. Spray air popped popcorn lightly with oil or butter spray and then sprinkle it your favorite seasoning. Some ideas include Parmesan cheese, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, lemon pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar or nutmeg.

Low in Calories: Popcorn contains 90 calories if air popped, 165 calories if popped in oil. At the supermarket, choose light varieties to save on fat and calories. Read food label to avoid high sodium varieties.

Regardless of what kind of popcorn you choose, keep your focus on portion size. And next time you think of healthy snacking, make a bowl full of plain popcorn your first choice!


Meera February 8, 2009 at 6:02 PM  

Great!! My daughter loves popcorns. it makes me feel good that she is taking in some fiber happily!!

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