Popcorn is a healthy snack

It Turns out favorite snack while watching a movie, popcorn including healthy food.

"Corn is intact it is rich in fiber, low in calories and nutritious. That you can get from popcorn," said Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University Prevention Research Center. Two bowls of popcorn without the sense of having 2.3 grams of fiber and contains 62 calories.

"Without additional extra butter and high fat, popcorn pretty healthy," said Gregory J. Privitera, associate professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University in New York who examine the signs of the environment can cause us to eat more or less.

To be healthy, you should not add the butter to the popcorn. We can avoid temptation snack popcorn when it is placed away from the reach of the hand. Thus the findings Privitera.

Another study found that more satisfying popcorn cravings than potato chips. Perhaps because of the irregular and volume that allow air to enter into it.

"I would give a thumbs up for the popcorn, in particular to replace salty snacks are rich in starch and calories while poor nutrition," said Kathleen Melanson, one researcher and associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Rhode Island.

Although experts agree assessing healthy popcorn, their opinion was split when assessing microwave popcorn. When heated in a microwave bag of popcorn, corn was issued very fine particles that may be at risk for health. Thus the opinion of Yifang Zhu, associate professor of the department of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

High levels of chemical exposure to microwave popcorn have anything to do with suspected lung disease in popcorn factory workers. But have not found a definitive link about it.

"Our research proves when making popcorn in the microwave, there is the production of very fine particles," he said. In one study, after three minutes to make popcorn in the microwave, ultra-fine particle emissions of about 560 times that of water microwave emissions.

The highest emission levels that are found in a variety of flavors of popcorn sold in movie theaters while the lowest is in the type of fat-free popcorn. "We certainly do not want to inhale emissions from microwave popcorn," said Zhu.

Yet another study proves, we are also exposed to ultra-fine particles from indoor air pollution from goods of daily such as toasters, hair dryers and candles. United States Environmental Protection Agency are investigating the extra fine particles and find out if the particles that cause health problems.

"The best way to avoid risk is by making itself without microwave popcorn," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a nutritionist and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Popcorn cooked in the stove using olive oil is much tastier and healthier than microwave popcorn.