Facts on Popcorn! (MY all-time favourite snack)

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I am addicted to popcorn.. and it’s not so bad of a snack after all! (if you make it at home). I have an air pop popper to make my popcorn at home which I strongly recommend if you love popcorn too!

Facts on air-popped popcorn: 

  • It has only ~30 calories per cup
  • It is a whole grain. Whole grains are higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals compared to other refined grains. Whole grains contain all three parts of the kernel.
  • It is low in fat and calories!
  • It is sugar free!
  • Popcorn also contains a source of fiber (1.2g per cup). Fiber is so important for regulating bowel movements and controlling blood sugars (blood glucose).
  • It is also a source of potassium and phosphorus.

My favourite way to eat my air popped popcorn adds a couple more calories 😉 I drizzle maple syrup and ground sea salt on my popcorn for a natural sweet and salty flavour! MMMM

Avoid movie theatre popcorn and flavoured/buttered microwave popcorn as they contain large amounts of added trans fats, saturated fats, and sodium.

Published by Brooke Bliss, BScFN, RYT-500

My name is Brooke Bliss. I am a yogi, traveller, and food enthusiast. I am a graduate of Western University's B.Sc. Honors Nutrition & Dietetics program and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I love to share my healthy, whole-food recipes, nutrition facts, yoga and lifestyle tips. Thank you for stopping by my page. Namaste :)

One thought on “Facts on Popcorn! (MY all-time favourite snack)

  1. Yum! I love pop-corn too but have been really lazy lately and just buying pre made caramel popcorn.
    The sweet and salty combo sounds great 🙂

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