Totally taking this PSA opportunity. First off, you shouldn’t really heat food in plastic anythings..
Microwave popcorn is SO UNHEALTHY:
1. The corn kernels might actually be soaked in hydrogenated vegetable oils, which shouldn’t even be considered edible
2. Most often the bags are coated with perfluorochemicals, and those may stay in your body for years (& keep accumulating).
“We still do not fully understand the human health effects of PFC exposure. Studies in animals have found changes in liver and thyroid function, increased tumors in certain organs, and reproductive problems.” (IT IS NOT FOOD)
3. In butter-flavored popcorn, the “natural flavoring” is diacetyl (literally toxic)
And there’s probably more gross stuff in there. :(
Just plain popcorn without all the crap: totally safe, good for you even, especially if you make it with healthy stuff; light, delicious, good source of fiber
Microwave popcorn: great if you want to be very ill when you get old :( or if you want to have unstudied chemicals interfering with the sexual development of your children
And! Honestly! Making popcorn on your stove is not hard. Try sometime :)
you know that microwave popcorn is basically poisonous right? okay so
i’ve tried making popcorn a couple times and i always burn some of it but TODAY i followed actual instructions and got amazing healthy popcorn!! this is how you do it and please don’t eat microwave popcorn anymore:
get 1 dl of unpopped corn. in a pan (or something you can put a lid on), heat up 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil (healthy!). add some salt and three (3) popcorn kernels. then waaaiit until all of them have popped (& eat them). then TAKE YOUR PAN AWAY FROM HEAT and dunk the corn kernels in there and wiggle them around for 30 seconds (actually count). then put the pan back on the stove.
when it sounds like all of the corn has popped (or if you’re like me and start thinking they have “probably turned to coal by now”), immediately put the popcorn in a bowl. and add whatever! :D i dusted a bit of cayenne pepper on them (healthy!). things i have yet to try: curry, melted butter, onion powder…
that’s it! you can thank me later!
what i’d really like is for someone to objectively watch me for a week or so and then just sit down with me for a few hours and explain to me what i am like and how i look to others and what my personality is in detail and how i need to improve where do i sign up for that