A bag of popcorn is a treat, and makes movie-watching special. However, microwave popcorn has had some bad press lately. Questions have been raised as to whether consuming microwave popcorn is linked to cancer, lung damage, and other issues. Consumers may also be wondering about the nutritional content given the often high fat content. Let’s explore some of these concerns.
microwave popcorn bad for you
Microwave popcorn has had some bad press over the years. Let’s explore some of these concerns.
Chemicals in microwave popcorn
Microwave popcorn bags nearly always contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), chemicals that have been linked to development of cancer, lung disease and weight gain, among other problems.
Calories in microwave popcorn
The calorie content of microwave popcorn differs depending on the amount of fat added. A quick search of the USDA’s FoodData Central shows that one regular microwave bag (85g) contains a whopping 457 calories.
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