Did you know that popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks around?
Popcorn is loaded with antioxidants, even more than many fruits and vegetables.
However, skip the microwavable stuff and pop your own in an air-popper or the stove top kind. It’ll save money and be much healthier.
According to a study from the University of Minnesota, diacetyl, the flavoring that gives microwave popcorn its buttery flavor could trigger a buildup of plaque causing Alzheimers. The research found that diacetyl increases the clumping in the brain of a protein, beta-amyloid, and hinders the brain’s ability to clear it.
You’ll further add to popcorn’s healthful properties by cutting down on the butter.
Try this instead for mouthwatering popcorn: Mix extra virgin olive oil half and half with real butter, sprinkle in some Garli Garni or Garlic Festival Popcorn Seasoning and melt. Pour over your popcorn and toss. (For cheesy popcorn, try Garli Ghetti instead)