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Popped to Perfection: Enjoy Oil-Popped Popcorn Guilt-Free!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Popcorn is a healthier snack than chips, chocolates and other munchies. However, it’s essential to be mindful of the impact of eating oiled popcorn on glucose levels. So, these oiled white popcorns are moderate in their GI score, i.e. there can be a mild spike in blood glucose because of starch in popcorns. But these oiled popcorn contain less sugar and salt, which makes them healthier.

Oil-Popped White Popcorn: Fixing them the right way.
• Pair your oil-popped white popcorn with a cup of green tea that can have insulin-sensitizing effects of increased blood glucose levels.
• Add healthier fat in the form of nuts or protein in the form of cheese on the side of your popcorn.
• Practice portion control and stick to a tiny cup of popcorn at a time.

The popping of the starch-rich popcorn in oil further adds to the GI score of popcorn, and it reaches the middle range of 55-65. Even though it has a medium GI, it is a better snacking option than other salty and sugary snacks for preventing higher blood sugar levels and complications. A healthier version can be air-popped popcorn.

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