by Kris Pitcher
Popcorn goes head to head with broccoli when it comes to a fiber packing punch. But that's not all popcorn has going for it. The problem is, we completely wreck it.
In 5 cups of air popped corn you will get 155 calories; 5 gm protein; 5 gm fiber; 30 gm of carbs and a belly full of crunch. You're also getting B vitamins, E, K & vitamin A, as well as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, potassium & copper.
As far as a healthy snack goes popcorn is a great choice if you prepare it right. And really, couldn't you feel satisfied with 2.5 cups? That's a pretty big bowl.
The next time you want to enjoy a crunchy snack think about popcorn - the healthy way. Don't smother it with stuff, or spray a bunch of fake butter on it...all that ruins the benefit. Enjoy the slightly sweet taste of the actual corn.
You'll get a great dose of fiber as well as vitamins and minerals as you fill your crunch factor...now where is that air popper?