Popcorn is packed with protein
Ounce for ounce, popcorn has more protein and phosphorus than potato chips. (And more than eggs and spinach!)
It’s a great weight-loss snack
Popcorn is a weight watchers dream snack – it’s sugar free, fat free and low in calories. No need to feel guilty at just 31 calories for 1 cup air popped popcorn!
It’s a healthy whole grain
Popcorn is a whole grain, which means it’s a good source of dietary fiber. In fact, 1 cup has 1.3 grams of fibre. Grains are comparable in concentration of antioxidants to fruit and vegetables,” says Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry at The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, adding that while berries and other colourful foods are high in anthocyanin antioxidants, grains are high in phenolic acid antioxidants, which may be easier for the body to absorb.