By Renokeoni Latest Reply 2014-07-27 08:35:33 -0500
Started 2014-07-22 15:39:57 -0500

Hello T2 world. Just a quick couple questions on popcorn. Does it cause a spike in your blood sugar and does it make a difference if you eat it air, microwave or stove popped?

10 replies

Rose67 2014-07-27 08:35:33 -0500 Report

I liKe popcorn occasionally, did not give it to much thought about carbs before. I like mine buttered with cheese. Now I will be adding some nuts to the popcorn.

Glucerna 2014-07-23 17:24:49 -0500 Report

Thanks for all the great information being shared. Do you know that popcorn is considered a whole grain? We haven't talked about flavorings - what is your favorite way to flavor popcorn? ~Lynn @Glucerna

Renokeoni 2014-07-23 17:49:15 -0500 Report

I didn't know it is considered a whole grain but I guess it makes sense when you think about it. As far as toppings go, like our popcorn snob friend below, haoleboy, I am a bit of a popcorn snob. I love to sprinkle finely grated smoked gouda cheese in the middle and then sprinkle some truffle oil on top. Don't judge me! lol

haoleboy 2014-07-23 18:42:27 -0500 Report

I would totally do that!
but my favorite was popcorn made in my trusty old "Stir-Crazy" with coconut oil and topped with real butter and sea salt.


jayabee52 2014-07-23 03:41:54 -0500 Report

Howdy Reno. I use a website called nutrition data self.

and a cup of air popped popcorn as Lou shared with us is 6 gms of carb ~ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/snacks/56...

Whereas (and I was surprised by this) microwaving that popcorn raised the carb level to 21 g ( per 1 oz). See ~ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/snacks/77... So it does seem to matter how it is prepared.

God's best to you and yours

haoleboy 2014-07-23 11:30:07 -0500 Report

The 21 grams is for one ounce not 1 cup. 1 cup of the micro comes to about 7 grams
always watch your portion size ;)

haoleboy 2014-07-22 15:47:59 -0500 Report

everyone reacts differently to foods but … in my case corn (in all its various forms) causes my BGL to spike.
experiment … test your blood … eat a measured portion of popcorn … test 1 and/or 2 hours after.
As a former popcorn addict and 'snob' … microwaved popcorn ISN'T popcorn (but air, stove or micro … should make no difference in the carb department)