Snack favorite: Popcorn

27 August 2012

Most of the times when I snack I eat healhty snacks (fruit, veggies etc.). Of course I eat unhealthy snacks sometimes (chocolate..when it’s that time of the month again) and one of my favorite “unhealthy” snacks is popcorn! At night when I’m watching a movie or tv serie it is the perfect snack. And did you know that it is not thát unhealthy?

Researchers from the University of Scranton found out that popcorn has a lot of antioxidants, polyphenols to be precise. Polyphenols can protect your body against heart diseases, cancer and other diseases. The concentration of these antioxidanta in popcorn is even higher than in most fruits! And guess what’s the most healthy part of the popcorn? The little skin that tends to get stuck between your teeth. It has lots of polyphenols and fibers.

But if it is such a healhty snack why do so many people think it is unhealhty? Well, because it all depends on the way you prepare it. Most people prepare it with tons of oil or butter (or they buy ready-to-use or microwave popcorn). The huge amount of salt, butter or caramel that people eat it makes it unhealthy. Or even a caloriebomb. My favorite way of preparing popcorn is to get the corn, put it in a pan on medium heat (without oil, so keep that corn moving!) and let it pop. Then I add a little bit of salt and voila. My favorite snack.

Photo from Flickr.

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  • Dhini Tuesday August 28th, 2012 at 08:43 PM

    Af en toe eet ik ook chips als snack. Pop corn vind ik ook lekker alleen niet te veel 😉

  • marlyssa Monday August 27th, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Ja zo lekker popcorn! Alleen ik stik er altijd in haha Het lijkt met trouwens helemaal niet lekker met boter of karamel.

  • Flo Monday August 27th, 2012 at 09:44 PM

    Mmm ik hou van popcorn! Heerlijke snack!

  • Ilse Monday August 27th, 2012 at 08:08 PM

    Ik vind popcorn zó lekker! Maar op de een of andere manier lukt het me niet om het zelf te maken, ik schud nooit genoeg ofzo waardoor de hele pan aanfikt haha.

    • Shanti Monday August 27th, 2012 at 09:26 PM

      Ja je moet ze echt goed in beweging houden anders gaat het mis! Je hebt wel van die speciale popcorn apparaten die doen et alleen met lucht ofzo.. misschien dat ik die wel ooit ga testen haha. Is wel makkelijk 😉