Eating snacks throughout the day keeps your blood sugar levels stable, and prevents overeating at meal times.
Snacking in the cooler months can be tricky, as we start to crave comfy, hearty food. So if you’re after something warm, and satisfying without the guilt or feeling heavy and overindulgent, we suggest trying popcorn. It’s a delicious snack.
Whether you whip it up the night before and take it with you in the car on the way to work, or make it fresh to enjoy whilst watching a movie, this health snack has a lot going for it.
Here are four fantastic reasons why popcorn is a great go-to snack:
Air-popped and eaten plain, popcorn is a healthy whole grain food, low in calories (about 30 calories per cup) and high in fibre (about one gram per cup)
Popcorn is the only snack that is 100 percent unprocessed whole grain. Just one serving contains more than 70 percent of the recommended daily whole grain intake.
Studies have found popcorn to have more antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables. It’s loaded with polyphenols, which are compounds found in plants that act as antioxidants and can reduce inflammation.
One of the many powers of polyphenols, like those found in popcorn, is their ability to block the enzymes cancers need to grow and, in doing so, regulate the spread of cancerous cells.
So next time you’re craving a satisfying and healthy snack, why not pop these puffs of goodness into your mouth!