Popcorn is one of those snacks that is irresistible to include in a family movie night or just to create a quick snack for you or your kids!
I love to make a big batch on the weekend or before the kids get home from school, when they are always so HANGRY!
Who doesn't love popcorn? There are actually some health benefits to this snack, but beware many varieties and packaged options are not healthy!
First let's talk about the pros....
Now the cons...
There are some downfalls to previously popped packaged popcorn (say that 5 times fast!) which can contain chemicals and toxins that we really don't want in our our our kid's bodies.
Inflammatory oils like partially hydrogenated soybean oil (highly toxic and GMO), sunflower, canola, trans-fats, and other processed vegetable oils that create havoc in our body.
"Buttery Flavoring" - Actually contains no butter just chemicals to taste like butter
Neurotoxic insecticides - popcorn crops are often sprayed with chemicals that leave residues in the finished product.
Popular "toppings" like cheese and/or butter can contain gluten, corn, soy, and other allergens. MSG is often an additive to keep you eating after you're full!
TBHQ or Tertiary butylhydroquinone - a preservative also found in paints, varnishes, and skin care products. This has neurotoxic effects and can cause liver enlargement. WTF?
Polydimethylsiloxane - referred to as a silicone chemical used as an anti-foaming agent. This is in many processed foods.
So instead, I suggest to just make your very own! It's SO easy... here are my top recommendations to create this snack not only healthier but with more nutrients!
That's it! So super simple and without all the shit you don't want in you body. Boom.
Do you like popcorn? What are your favorite toppings? I'd love to know!
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