Is popcorn good for you?

Verified on 01/02/2023 by PasseportSanté
Le popcorn est-il bon pour votre santé ?

Who hasn’t dreamed of eating popcorn at home and at the movies without worrying about their figure?

Don’t worry, popcorn is now a snack in its own right, and it’s also packed with nutritional benefits.

Find out more about popcorn consumption from a nutritionist in Health magazine.

Corn and its benefits

Corn is a whole grain that is a source of many vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that help fight and prevent disease.

Whole grains like corn are also much more satiating than refined grains (whole grains from which the germ and bran have been extracted).

In fact, refined grains lose nutritional value and vitamins. Refined grains take the form of white pasta or white rice.

It is advisable, however, to consume corn from sustainable agriculture, avoiding GMOs which can impair the quality of the corn and its benefits.

Seasonings affect the calorific ratio.

Even though corn is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, it should be eaten neutrally, and seasonings should be avoided as they can add calories.

The best oils for homemade popcorn are still those made from heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fats, particularly avocado oil and extra-virgin olive oil.

Homemade popcorn is the perfect opportunity to let your culinary imagination run wild. Enjoy popping your popcorn with healthy ingredients such as dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon or cocoa powder. This will enhance the snack’s effectiveness.

Now that you know all about popcorn, it’s time to get started and make your own homemade popcorn!