Eating popcorn is one of the healthiest snack habits. It helps fight cancer, fills you with fiber, and has more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables.
It has few calories
Cheetoz popcorns has only thirty calories per cup. If you choose to pop it with oil on the stove, it has only fifty calories per cup. Depending on how it is prepared, popcorn can have less than half the fat of regular potato chips. This makes it a great diet food! It’s also high in fiber, which makes it good for dieters because it fills you up without weighing you down. Since numerous studies have shown that whole grain foods are healthier because they are high in fiber, popcorn is a healthier snacking option than other carbohydrate or sugar loaded snacks.
Popcorn could be healthier than fruits and vegetables
Yep, you read that right. According to a 2019 analysis in the journal Antioxidants, popcorn is loaded with polyphenols
, compounds found in plants that act as antioxidants and reduce inflammation. Polyphenols are heavily diluted in fruits and vegetables, which are 90 percent water. Yet popcorn is made up of about 4 percent water, so the polyphenols are more highly concentrated, especially in the hulls (the hard shells that get stuck in your teeth). One serving of popcorn can contain up to 300 mg of polyphenols
, according to a prior study from the University of Scranton, which would account for 13 percent of the average American’s daily intake. Fruits account for 255 mg of polyphenols per day, and vegetables bring in about 218 mg per day. That said, popcorn doesn’t have many other vitamins and nutrients, so it can’t completely replace fruits and veggies in your diet.
Popcorn may help fight cancer
One of the many powers of polyphenols, like those found in popcorn, is their ability to block enzymes that cancers need to grow and, in doing so, regulate the spread of cancerous cells
, notes the American Institute for Cancer Research. The traditional way to reap these health benefits is by eating fruits and vegetables, but the high concentration of polyphenols makes eating popcorn a healthy alternative. Since they can also prevent inflammation and plaque buildup, foods rich in polyphenols may help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Popcorn gives you your fill of whole grain
Popcorn is the only snack that is 100 percent unprocessed whole grain. Just one serving of a popcorn-like Cheetoz Sea Salted Popcorn contains more than 70 percent of the recommended daily whole grain intake. Joe Vinson, PhD, the lead researcher on the revealing popcorn eating study from the University of Scranton, explains that even though cereals are considered whole grains as well, that just means that more than half of the weight of those products is whole grain.
A Gluten-Free Food
Are you following a strict, gluten-free diet? If so, popcorn is one of those foods that you can eat! However, you may want to pop the popcorn yourself just to be safe. Some manufacturers use the same facility to process popcorn as they do for other foods that have gluten, which means that cross-contamination is a possibility. Check with the manufacturer to make sure the popcorn is safe.
Eat Cheetoz Popcorns to enjoy a variety of flavors of this delicious and healthy snack. We have butter, cheese, caramel, candy, chocolate, and specialty flavors that will surely have you begging for more!