Health, Fitness, and Popcorn

"Health is a consummation of a love affair of all the organs in the body"  --------Plato

POPCORN


Isn't it great when you find out there is a food you enjoy eating that is actually healthy for a change!  If you didn't already know, popcorn is one of those foods. It's good for health and fitness because of the vitamins it provides.  It's over weight with healthy benefits and is so easy to prepare eat at the same time.  Another great thing about popcorn is that it is versatile and can be eaten in a variety of ways.

Popcorn, believe it or not, is a wholegrain and consists of 3 different parts:
  • Bran
    contains antioxidants, Vitamin B, and Fiber
  • Endosperm
    contains starchy carbohydrates, proteins and small amounts of vitamins and minerals.
  • Germ
    contains B vitamins, some protein, minerals and healthy fats. 
Popcorn Health Facts

Popcorn has more iron than eggs, roast beef, codfish or milk.

Popcorn has calcium and although not as much as milk, the more foods with calcium we eat the better.

Popcorn is rich in vitamins thiamine, riboflavin and niacin,as well as, all of the B Complex vitamins.

Popcorn provides protein, which as you know, helps in building strong muscle.

Popcorn is low in calories and fat.

Popcorn is a versatile food and can be enjoyed in many different ways, with many different flavors.

3 cups of popcorn will give you your daily requirement of wholegrain.

Reach for health and fitness and consume popcorn as a healthy snack during the day or night, for party nibblers, kids' snack box at school and for party treats and favors.

9 comments:

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  3. This is fantastic news, I just read on healthnutwannabeemom's site that cucumber is so good for your health, and I love cucumber, now I learn about pop corn, another favorite of mine. I think I must start my day with a bowl of popcorn and a cucumber.

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  7. hmm yum! makes me want to go to the kitchen right now and fix some popcorn! popcorn with coffee.. might just be my perfect match for the day.

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  8. Thanks Maxievelasco! Your match of popcorn and coffee made me go to the kitchen! Nice match, especially if you're a coffee lover like me.

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    PS: Try my turmeric popcorn next time for an extra health kick. You will find an article here with health benefits of turmeric and a recipe for popcorn with turmeric, and it is lovely with coffee - tried it just this morning.

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