Why is popcorn healthy for you?
The short answer is yes.
Popcorn is a whole-grain, fiber-rich food, so you digest the carbs slowly and steadily.
It’s also very low in calories (especially for a snack food).
More benefits: It contains free radical-fighting antioxidants and tryptophan, an amino acid important for sleep.
Is too much popcorn bad?
With 31 calories per cup, air-popped popcorn contains much fewer calories than many popular snack foods. Even though it is much more filling than many other snack foods, it can still be fattening if you eat too much of it. Bottom Line: Popcorn is high in fiber, relatively low in calories and has a low energy density.
Why do dogs like popcorn so much?
Popcorn itself is not bad for dogs. Butter, oils, salt, and the other toppings on popcorn can lead to intestinal upset in dogs, and the fats in oil and butter also contribute to obesity and obesity-related health problems. There is an alternative. Plain, air-popped popcorn makes a nice occasional treat for your dog.
Is stovetop popcorn healthy?
Popcorn can certainly be a healthy snack as long as it’s not smothered in butter, salt or some sort of cheese powder. If you’re looking for a high volume snack, popcorn is the perfect match. Three cups of air-popped popcorn has 93 calories, 3.5g fiber and only 1 gram of fat. And yes, you heard right — 3 cups!