Popcorn is a very popular food that combines with games in the afternoon or with movies and series at night. In addition to being delicious, cheap and easy to make, popcorn can also bring benefits, if it is prepared correctly.
First, it is good to know that the more natural your preparation, the healthier it is .
In an attempt to spice up or season the appetizer, it is normal to find the famous popcorn mixed with several other foods: bacon, meat seasoning, paçoca, melted butter, chocolate, caramel, powdered milk, crushed crackers, shrimp and even wine.
All of these options end up making it less healthy, since they add other ingredients that can be very caloric, such as butter, bacon, paçoca or chocolate.
The way of preparing the popcorn also influences the amount of fats.
The industrialized ones, popped in a microwave oven and generally flavored, are the least healthy.
This is because the amount of sodium, industrialized spices and preservatives present in the bags is harmful to health.
A cup of popcorn popped in the pan and with a small amount of oil, has about 32 calories. The same measure of popped popcorn in the microwave can have between 100 and 200 calories, depending on the flavor chosen.