Is Popcorn Healthy?

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Popcorn in its basic form can be healthy on its own. One thing to note is portion sizes. The serving size of popcorn is typically three to three-and-a-half cups. But it’s easy to polish off a full-sized bag in one sitting. Plus the extra sodium may cause fluid retention that triggers bloating.

Also, the ingredients used in the popcorn-making or packaging process may create opportunities to get even more nutrients or benefits from the snack UFABET 

Learn the Types of Oil.

When you’re choosing a brand of packaged, scope out the oil listed in the ingredients. Different oils can be used when making popcorn. Including oils containing monounsaturated fats (MUFAs).

MUFAs are considered to be healthy fats. They have been linked to lowered risks of heart-related issues and weight management. MUFA oils include:

  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Sesame oil

One of the perks of making your own popcorn on the stove is that you can use a high-MUFA oil, or air-pop it—with a hot air popper or in a paper bag in the microwave. And then mist it with healthy oil. You can also choose options that don’t use oil at all.

Popcorn does have some potential health benefits like providing you with some vitamins and minerals. There are also other ingredients that may add other nutrients to the food, like the oil used to pop it or any added seasonings.