A large percentage of my clients and readers are women with young children who are looking for ways to keep their families healthy… full of energy and free of sickness and disease.
Many families enjoy watching movies or playing games while enjoying a delicious bowl of popcorn.
Here’s the problem. Most of these same families use prepackaged popcorn.
Prepackaged popcorn found on the shelves of supermarkets and convenience stores are very bad for you. Look at the ingredients list and you will find a wide array of chemical additives and preservatives.
Believe me when I tell you that you do not want to feed this unhealthy snack to your family, especially if it is microwave popcorn. Microwaves themselves are especially detrimental to your health.
I will not go into an exhaustive break down of each ingredient in packaged popcorn. However, I will discuss one of its most harmful chemical additives and offer a solution. A healthier popcorn alternative.
BUTTER FLAVORING IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH!
Diacetyl, a chemical component of artificial butter, is known to make factory workers who come in contact with it very sick. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Diacetyl is known to cause irritations in the skin, eyes, and lungs. Factory workers who breathe in its vapors have contracted serious lung problems. The problem is so common that it has been nick-named popcorn workers lung. The CDC advises workers who come in contact with this dangerous substance to use tightly sealed containers, wear skin and eye protection, and use respiratory protection.
However, Diacetyl has been deemed safe for human consumption. It is no wonder that so many children and adults in America have lung problems, which are usually diagnosed as asthma. The amount of inhalers prescribed to children in America is devastating.
Diacetyl is used for its buttery aroma and taste in popcorn, bakery products, candy, and frozen foods. Stay away from this poisonous chemical at all costs.
THE HEALTHIER POPCORN ALTERNATIVE
It is possible to make popcorn that is relatively healthy. Follow these guidelines for a healthier snack:
- Use Organic Popping Corn (Remember, corn is the most genetically modified substance on the planet).
- Pop The Corn Yourself.
- Use A Hot Air Popper (no oil).
- Season With A Dash Of Himalayan Salt.
Following the above guidelines is an easy to follow, healthy alternative to the dangerous pre-packaged popcorn available on supermarket shelves.
Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear what you have to say.