If you’re like me and trying to avoid putting unnecessary chemicals in your body, then ditch your microwave popcorn! FDA reports indicate that the chemical coating used in microwave popcorn bags becomes a “likely carcinogen” when it’s heated. Yikes! Also, Diacetyl, the substance used to give it that delicious buttery taste can potentially give you “popcorn lung” ( i.e. bronchiolitis obliterans—a severe respiratory disease).
So, what’s your popcorn-loving family to do??? Choose a healthier alternative, like air-popped corn. Right now Walmart has the Presto PopLite Hot Air Popcorn Popper for just $19.88. Plus, keep in mind a bag of popcorn kernels will only cost you about $2 and will give 20x the amount of servings as one box of microwave popcorn.