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National Popcorn Day January 19, 2014: Popcorn is a healthy snack

National Popcorn Day is celebrated at the end of January, although its exact date is a matter of debate. Various sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes place on whatever day the Super Bowl falls on. The Popcorn Board is often asked about the origins of this day; unfortunately, we do not know how or when this celebration began. Some other individual or organization (with obvious good taste) began this tradition according to popcorn.com read the entire article

Press preview of the Women Soccer Fifa Documentary at the 'Cinestar' cinema on December 14, 2007 in Frankfurt, Germany
Press preview of the Women Soccer Fifa Documentary at the 'Cinestar' cinema on December 14, 2007 in Frankfurt, Germany
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Popcorn at 'A Royal Affair' Premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.
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If you enjoyed eating popcorn on National Popcorn Day, start eating popcorn every day.

Popcorn is a healthy snack. Popcorn is healthy before adding butter, salt, chocolate and cheese. So the next time you purchase popcorn at the movie theatre, avoid adding butter and cheese toppings.

Here are ways to prepare healthy popcorn: pop kernels in an air popcorn popper or the old fashioned way on top of the stove. Also, season popcorn with herbs or lite seasonings read the entire article

Enjoy eating popcorn! Purchase lite popcorn at Specialty Markets and grocery stores.

Enjoy reading Hypertension: Avoid shaking salt on food and Happy Healthy News written by Yvette Collins, Pharm.D.

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