Movie Popcorn a Healthy Snack? 3 Tips to Success


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Movie and microwave popcorn can be loaded with dreaded trans fats. In fact, that flavored concoction that blankets your kernels isn’t really butter at all. It’s partially hydrogenated oil, a buzzword for trans fats, making conventional popcorn far from a healthy snack.

Not to mention another chemical often found in microwave popcorn that’s been tied to Alzheimer’s disease. A study at the University of Minnesota found that diacetyl (DA) used to produce artificial buttery flavor leads to an increase in levels of beta-amyloid, which clumps together and has a toxic impact on nerve cells. Bottom line - popcorn can be a mess of chemicals if you don’t make it yourself.

Here’s my guide to making homemade movie popcorn. NEXT >>

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By Andrea Donsky| March 30, 2015
Categories:  Eat

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Andrea Donsky

Andrea Donsky

Founder & Chief Passionista at NaturallySavvy.com. See my full bio here.

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