Props to popcorn: Not only are those yellow kernels legit whole grains, they deliver a super dose of antioxidants—more than certain fruits and vegetables, according to one study—plus they’re naturally low in fat and calories. In fact, the air-popped stuff weighs in at only 31 calories per cup.
So what’s the hitch? Well, popcorn straight out of the popper can taste a little blah. Sure, you can drench it in salt and homemade butter, but that kinda defeats the purpose. So we came up with 5 DIY seasoning blends, nutrient-packed toppers that elevate popcorn’s taste and health perks, so you can dig in without any downsides. Smartfood, for real!
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