Popcorn Can be a Healthy Snack, But . . .
Popcorn can be a healthy snack, but the nutritional quality varies considerably.
Go with organic or non-GMO popcorns made with extra virgin olive or avocado oil and seasoned with sea salt or pink Himalayan salt. If you prefer more indulgent varieties of popcorn, make them occasional treats rather than daily staples. And be aware of portion sizes. The serving size of popcorn is typically three to three and a half cups, but it’s easy to polish off a full-sized bag in one sitting. And that could be the carb equivalent of eating five slices of bread. Plus, the extra sodium may cause fluid retention that triggers bloating.