Is popcorn mast

Is popcorn mast?

Eating a large tub of buttered movie popcorn can lead to weight gain, but as long as you limit the amount of high-calorie toppings you put on your popcorn, it is unlikely to make you a lot of money. Regular popcorn is low in calories but high in volume, which makes it a healthy and filling snack.

A bowl of fresh popcorn. (Image: Szemeno / iStock / Getty Images)

Low calorie content

Each cup of deficient popcorn has only 31 calories. The same amount of homemade popcorn popped in oil is 40 calories, and regular microwave popcorn is 64 calories per cup. You can eat a single serving package of low-fat microwave popcorn that is around 3 cups for just 100 calories. Every tablespoon of butter you add to your popcorn adds 100 calories.

Fill fiber

According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in November 2003, whole grains high in fiber, such as popcorn, can help reduce weight gain. Study participants who consumed the most fiber had a 49 percent lower risk of weight gain than participants who consumed the least fiber. A 3-cup serving of popcorn contains 3.6 grams of fiber, or 14 percent of the daily value.

Low energy density

Popcorn is also low in energy density, or calories per gram, due to its high air and fiber content. Replacing high energy density foods with low energy density foods will help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight as the larger volume will make you feel Feeling full after consuming fewer calories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Saturation comparisons

The next time you want a salty snack, reach for popcorn instead of potato chips. A 2012 study published in the Nutrition Journal found that people given 6 cups of low-fat popcorn felt fuller than those given 1 cup of potato chips, even though the potato chip snack contained 50 more calories. Those who were given either 1 cup or 6 cups of popcorn had lower combined calories burned after the next meal than those given 1 cup of potato chips.