Healthy reasons to eat popcorn

Popcorn is most certainly the snack of the moment but is that really a surprise? Popcorn doesn’t just taste great; it’s good for you too. The crunchy, salty (or sweet) treat is the perfect option at any given time. Not only will it satisfy those cravings but it’ll fill you up without that guilty feeling too. What’s more, not only is it low in calories but it’s also packed full of health benefits too. To cut a long story short, this delicious snack not only tastes great, but it’s good for you too. So let’s take a closer look at just some of the health benefits on offer when you indulge in everyone’s favourite snack – POpCorN.

Popcorn is packed with protein

Would you believe that ounce for ounce, popcorn offers you more protein and more phosphorus than crisps? It also happens to provide more iron than eggs and even Popeye’s favourite, spinach. It’s also great as a weight loss snack too, in fact, we’d go so far as to say it’s a weight watcher’s dream snack as it’s sugar free, fat free and low in calories. It’s just 31 calories per cup of air-popped popcorn.

On top of this, popcorn also happens to be a whole grain, which means it’s a great source of dietary fibre. Fibre is something we all seem to lack, with the vast majority of the population struggling to get their recommended daily allowance but when just one cup of popcorn contains a whopping 1.3 grams of the stuff, it makes it a whole lot easier. This healthy wholegrain also happens to pack a punch in the antioxidant department too, being comparable in concentration to fruit and vegetables. Recent studies have highlighted the fact that popcorn’s high in phenolic acid antioxidants, which happen to be easier for the body to absorb than anthocyanin antioxidants generally found in fruits and vegetables. 

Popcorn will keep you interested

Popcorn is nothing short of versatile. You can eat it plain, air popped or salty and sweet and even buttered but that’s not all. Gourmet popcorn flavours have quite literally taken the world by storm which means it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for something savoury or sweet, they’ll be a popcorn flavour perfect for you. From Hot Madras to Toffee popcorn, there’s something for everyone. It’s also a great between-meal snack. It’s mostly air, which makes it very effective when it comes to staving off those hunger cravings (we all seem to get) without wreaking havoc with your diet.

Last but most certainly not least, it’s a delicious gluten-free snack. This not only makes it’s the go-to sncak for those looking for that gluten free option but it also makes it even more versatile as it can be finely ground and used in place of breadcrumbs for chicken or fish. It’s also great when seasoned and used in place of croutons on salads.

If reading this has peaked your interest…that’s if you managed to read this far without jumping online to order some of our gourmet flavoured PoPcORN, then we suggest you take a peek now. We’ve got some amazing flavours from traditional to savoury and we can’t wait for you to check them out.