Happy National Popcorn Day Jan 19th
Popcorn is a healthy vegan food. It is a healthy whole grain food that is high in dietary fiber and low in calories
Yes popcorn is a healthy vegan food choice for daily snacks. Instead of packing those chips or chocolates in your lunch bag for work. Pop some popcorn the night before put in a plastic baggy and you can snack all day.
Popcorn: The Snack With Even Higher Antioxidants Levels Than Fruits and Vegetables
ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2012) — "Popcorn’s reputation as a snack food that’s actually good for health popped up a few notches as scientists recently reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called "polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables…”
Popcorn is a special variety of kernel that when heated will explode into a puff. It will expand 20 to 50 times larger than its original size. Popcorn seed can be many different varieties with color and GMO’s but the basics are mushroom, butterfly and white.
Mushroom seed is shaped round and mostly used when you are going to coat it. That way when you are tossing it to coat it is less likely to break. The butterfly is shaped with what looks like wings and is light, and fluffier. The white popcorn seed is tenderer and has less hulls to get stuck in your teeth.
Popcorn is a good snack for diabetics as it does not impact blood sugar levels. Additionally, the USDA Agricultural Research Service says "low GI diets have proven health benefits. They improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with type 1, as well as type 2, diabetes. Because they are slowly absorbed, they help in weight control because they help control appetite and delay hunger. Fiber is good for diabetics because research suggests that it helps to control blood sugar levels by slowing gastric emptying.” https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/gfnd/gfhnrc/docs/news-2012/is-popcorn-a-healthy-snack-it-can-be/
You can buy prepackaged popcorn at the grocery store. But you can save money and cut your fat intake in half also avoid all those chemicals by popping your own at home. Simply use a small amount of low fat oil, and small amount of salt or no salt at all
If prefer something with a little more flavor. Try this best tasting and healthy popcorn. First pop with white seed, clear canola oil and a small amount of white popcorn salt.