Popcorn is one of the snacks that rarely fail to make watching a movie more fun. However, the modern way of preparing this snack may carry an unhappy secret. Research by the U.S. government now reports that microwave popcorn may contain substances that can cause health .
Researchers found that commercial popcorn companies often coat their microwave popcorn bags with a called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which has been found to cause both cancer and lung disease in laboratory animals. Making matters worse, the artificial butter substitute that generally with microwavable popcorn contains a common food-flavoring substance. This substance, according to health scientists, is for some serious lung diseases.
For an easy and alternative, nutritionists suggest that we pop our own popcorn. All that is is a large, high pot, about four tablespoons of vegetable oil and a small handful of organic popcorn kernels. When the kernels start , shake the pot to let the steam escape and to let the unpopped kernels fall to the bottom. As soon as the popping slows down, the pot from the stove. Then pour the popcorn into a bowl and season with a small of real butter or olive oil and natural salt. And the healthy and fun snack is ready to serve.