Whether you're a health nut or not, you may not realize that popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks on the market. This versatile crunchy treat can be made sweet or savory -- and what's better than that?
As a whole grain, popcorn is high in fiber and has an admirable glycemic index of just 55. As a snack, popcorn doesn't impact blood sugar levels, which is great news for diabetics. Amish Country Popcorn is never genetically modified and it never includes additives or hidden ingredients -- so you can really feel good about what you're putting in your body.
Just one serving of popcorn equals about 70% of your recommended daily intake of whole grains, so snack away to fulfill your needs for the day! For those concerned with calories, it may surprise you to know that five popped cups of popcorn contains just 100-150 calories, making it a delicious low-cal, low fat snack that won't derail your diet.
The way you prepare your popcorn can influence how many calories it contains -- a cup of air popped corn contains just 30 calories, while oil-popped corn has 35. Any seasonings you may add can, of course, add flavor, but you can add herbs and spices without adding any additional calories.
Consider these other health benefits of popcorn:
- - high in fiber
- - contains protein
- - contains vitamins and minerals
- - low in fat and sugar
- - contains no cholesterol
The next time you're looking for a low-calorie, healthy snack that will fill you up without ruining your diet, don't forget the popcorn!