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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Make Time for Popcorn

Make Time for Popcorn
Popcorn tastes great and is good for you.  This whole-grain snack is a great alternative to fatty, salty snacks.  Plain popcorn is low in fat and sodium along with being high in fiber. 

A number of popcorn products purchased at the grocery store can be high in fat and sodium.  Take the time to look for those products that fit within healthy eating guidelines.

Check the ingredient list and look for the ingredient list on products with the fewest ingredients.  Avoid those products containing partially hydrogenated oils.

Serving size varies from product to product.  Check the Nutrition Facts Label to determine the serving size for the product you may consider purchasing.  Eating too much can result in consuming too much fat and sodium.

Make your own. By making your own, you can control the type and amount of ingredients added.  Air poppers add no extra fat.  Popcorn popped on top of the stove will vary on fat content depending on the amount of oil added.  Use canola or olive oil when popping corn on top of the stove.

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