DIY Microwave Popcorn – Cheaper and Healthier Than Store Bought
Popcorn is a healthy snack, until it meets the artificial flavorings, additives, and added fats found in supermarket packaging. Especially worrisome is microwavable popcorn. It contains a chemical flavoring called diacetyl, which, when inhaled, increases the chances for contracting lung disease.
Another worrisome chemical is not used for flavoring, but rather for coating the inside of popcorn bags. It’s called perfluorooctanoic acid and it has been associated with an increased risk of liver and prostate cancer.
The good news is that it’s easy to make your own popcorn, and it’s much cheaper as well.
DIY Microwave popcorn:
1. Put a quarter cup of corn kernels in a brown lunch bag. Add some salt and spices if you like.
2. Fold the top several times and tape it shut.
3. Place in a microwave for about 3 minutes, until you stop hearing popping sounds.