Cinnamon Popcorn could be the greatest snack on the planet.
We know—that’s a big claim.
We’re willing to back it up. Cinnamon popcorn can help you lose weight, prevent illness, increase brain health, and more. Most people know nothing about these amazing health benefits, so we decided to make this list. Here are 10 secret health benefits of cinnamon popcorn that everyone should know.
Let’s start with secret #1:
1. Neutralizes Cancer-causing Waste in Your Cells
Free radicals are trouble with a capital T.
Think of it like this:
Imagine an unsupervised four-year-old boy running around your home brandishing a blowtorch. He’s screaming like a banshee and gleefully torching everything in sight. Yikes.
That unrestrained kid is like the free radicals roaming inside your body right now. The wreckage? Accelerated aging, cancer, and cell membrane damage.
How can we control this crazy toddler?
We let his parents into the house. They confiscate the blowtorch, calm down their son, and your house is safe again.Antioxidants are like the parents. When we eat antioxidants, we stabilize the free radicals and prevent them from damaging your cells.
Doctors and dieticians recommend consuming antioxidants.What do doctors tell you to eat? Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries.
Well, they should be prescribing cinnamon popcorn. Both popcorn and cinnamon have polyphenolic compounds, which are awesome antioxidants. Plain popcorn alone has 3 times more polyphenol than kidney beans and 4 times more than cranberries. So if you want to control that crazy, destructive kid inside you, cinnamon popcorn is your solution.
2. 100% Unrefined Whole Grain (Who Knew?)
Do you consider popcorn to be a whole grain?
If you didn’t before, you definitely should now.
Popcorn is one of the only 100% unprocessed whole grains. This is because a popcorn kernel contains all 3 parts of the grain: endosperm, germ, and bran. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that adults eat 3 to 5 servings of whole grains a day.
Yay! Celebrate! You can eat popcorn as a serving of whole grain.
3. Cleanses Your Digestive System Better than Any Nasty Green Juice
What is the main benefit of any whole grain?
(It starts with an F and ends with -iber.)
Fiber doesn’t digest in the colon, which means it cleans out the intestine and increases bowel health. It also reduces cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.
But it gets better:
Not only does popcorn contain fiber, but so does cinnamon! It’s a double win.
4. Aids in Controlled, Long-lasting Weight Loss
Any long-term healthy diet consists of eating snacks. Snacking every 3-4 hours keeps your metabolism at a steady level throughout the day and helps you burn calories.
Yummy, low-calorie snacks are hard to find. Fruits and vegetables are awesome, but sometimes you need something crunchy and salty and sweet and… snack-y.
Cinnamon popcorn fits those requirements.
Here’s a calorie comparison between cinnamon popcorn, potato chips, carrots, tortilla chips, and broccoli.
Calories in 1 cup
As you can see, cinnamon popcorn ranks with the broccoli and carrots. You could (hypothetically) eat 4 cups of cinnamon popcorn to equal 1 cup of potato chips!
5. Free of the Toxic Fat Found in Cookies
What do cookies, cake, margarine, crackers, frosting, and sweets have in common?
They taste delicious, yes. And they have trans fat.
Trans fat is all types of evil. It does everything you don’t want it to do:
-increases bad cholesterol (LDLs)
-decreases good cholesterol (HDLs)
-increases fats (triglycerides) in the bloodstream
You need to get it out of your diet. The National Academy of the Science says there is NO safe level of trans fat consumption. Zero. Nil. Nada.
So let’s get rid of it.
The FDA is trying to do just that. In fact, they’ve said that by summer 2019 all trans fat will be eliminated from the U.S. food supply.
But why wait until then? You can cut trans fat out of your diet today. There are plenty of snacks that don’t contain trans fat, including—you guessed it—cinnamon popcorn. It’s a sweet treat that has absolutely no trans fat.
6. Made with Zero High-fructose Corn Syrup
How awful is high-fructose corn syrup?
Listen to this:
In 2016, McDonald’s replaced the high-fructose corn syrup in their buns with table sugar. You know it’s bad when McDonald’s bans it.
High fructose corn syrup can increase your risk of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, liver damage. Many companies are removing high-fructose corn syrup from the products because consumers are now more aware of the negative effects it has on their health.
If you’re trying to cut it out of your diet, don’t worry—you can still have cinnamon popcorn. It’s sweetened with cane sugar!
7. Fortifies Your Bones and Speeds Up Your Cell Metabolism
Did you know that fruits and vegetables aren’t the only foods with vitamins?
Popcorn is 100% natural whole grain, which means it’s got trace amounts of important vitamins and minerals.
Let’s list ‘em out:
-Manganese. It aids in the synthesis of cholesterol, carbohydrates, and protein. It also prevents osteoporosis AKA “brittle bone disease”. If that nickname brings up the image of bones with holes like swiss cheese, then you’re on the right track. Brittle bone disease causes thousands of bone fractures every year. Manganese can bulk up your bones to prevent osteoporosis, and according to the statistics, you need it. [Women make up 80% of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis.]
-Magnesium. It’s found in the germ and bran of most grains, but this is the part that gets removed when the grain is refined. Lucky for the health of your bones and nerves, popcorn isn’t refined, so you can eat the whole kernel: germ, bran, and all!
-B Vitamins. These vitamins are key players in your cell metabolism. Some B vitamins are known for their names, which you might recognize from the nutrition facts on a box of cereal. Remember thiamin, niacin, B6, folate? These are all B vitamins, and they’re all naturally found in popcorn!
-Iron. You probably already know the importance of this one. Iron forms hemoglobin, which transports oxygen in your blood. Without enough iron, you’ll develop a disease called iron-deficiency anemia, which can lead to heart and muscle damage. You’re especially likely to become anemic if you’re vegan or vegetarian because red meat is contains the highest quantity of iron. So what can you do? Add cinnamon popcorn to your diet for a yummy, salty-sweet source of iron!
8. Boosts your Immune System Like Crazy with a 2,000-Year-Old Ingredient
Cinnamon has been in use since 2000 BC Egypt.
You hate winter.
Okay, maybe you don’t, but you have to admit that there is a downside to colder weather: the common cold.
Ugh. The snotty, sneezing torment can last an eternity. If you get it in the summer, it feels even worse. Who doesn’t want an immune boost to combat that?
We’ve got just what you need: cinnamon.
Cinnamon is a surprising method to prevent the common cold because it’s antibacterial. Not only an it boost your immune system, it can also prevent tooth decay and reduce bad breath.
Scientific studies have also discovered cinnamon to be anti-inflammatory in the Central Nervous System. Other studies have found that cinnamon might reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, but more research is needed to confirm those results.
What we can confirm is that eating cinnamon popcorn is a delicious way to get that anti-inflammatory, antibacterial goodness in you.
9. Cooked in the “Newest Superfood” Oil
What is this incredible powerhouse oil?
For the record, we didn’t skim this off a nearby pond.
Algae oil is made in specialized, sterile facilities. The oil itself is somewhat new to the health food front, but it’s skyrocketing in popularity.
10. Perfect For Anyone with Dietary Restrictions
The struggle is real for those with gluten intolerance.
Finding gluten-free whole grain can be especially difficult.
Fortunately, popcorn makes the cut. It’s the perfect whole grain for anyone gluten-intolerant. And because cinnamon popcorn contains simple, recognizable ingredients, it’s also a yummy choice for people with food allergies.
You know what that means?
Share! Share with anyone and everyone! Cinnamon popcorn is sure to please everyone’s taste buds and meet all types of nutritional needs.
More of the good fat, less of the bad fat. It has more monounsaturated fat than olive oil and less saturated fat than olive, canola, and coconut oil.
The amazingness doesn’t end there. Algae oil is also a fantastic vegan source of docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that’s a primary component of the brain, skin, and retina.
Your next question might be this:
Does cinnamon popcorn taste fishy?
Nope. Not even a little. Our cinnamon popcorn is pure, sweet, crunchy goodness.
Now Do You Believe Us?
All secrets considered, cinnamon popcorn really could be the greatest snack on the planet.
Not only can it help you with weight loss, but it can improve the health of your intestines, bones, arteries, brain, and heart. You’ll decrease the quantity of free radicals in your body and increase the number of vitamins and minerals. Cinnamon popcorn is compatible with all types of diets: low-calorie, low-fat, gluten-free, allergy-free.
Want to know the crazy part?
It tastes really good.
So not only will you be fueling your body, you’ll satisfy your taste buds, which is just as important. More important than anything, you’ll be able to accomplish your goals and live a happy, healthy life.