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Microwave popcorn gives off a toxic, lung-damaging gas when cooked

11/26/2016 - You might be reassured to learn that the buttery flavor in microwave popcorn typically comes from a chemical actually found in butter, but you shouldn't be. This chemical, called diacetyl, is so toxic that it commonly destroys the lungs of workers in microwave popcorn factories, afflicting them with...

Orville tricks popcorn lovers with non-GMO claims

6/11/2015 - The informed public is getting used to marketing lies and deception around food products and the claims made on the packaging. Whether it is "all-natural," "gluten-free" or "low-fat," there is always more to consider before eating the product if one wants to avoid toxins and digestive disaster. One...

How to make healthier sweet and salty popcorn

3/12/2015 - This fun recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for your favorite store-bought sweet and salty popcorn snack! And, since you're making it yourself, you can choose the quality of your own ingredients. With the help of the additive-free grocery shopping guide included here, you'll know exactly...

New Health Ranger recommendations at Green Polka Dot Box: Curry Love, Seasnax, Angie's Popcorn and more

6/23/2013 - Green PolkaDot Box, sometimes called "the Amazon.com of online food retailing," continues to expand its product line with amazing new healthy additions. For those of you new to Green PolkaDot Box, it's an online health food buying club, much like Sam's or Costco. You pay a reasonable membership fee...

Do you know what's in your popcorn?

8/22/2012 - It's hard to imagine how a product largely comprised of corn can be so detrimental to health. Corn, in its organic state, is a high fiber grain and a good source of folic acid, vitamin C, and niacin (vitamin B3). And freshly made popcorn from organic corn kernels has been popular for many generations...

Popcorn pops due to superheated, pressurized steam that forms inside the kernel

2/6/2012 - Corn (maize) is nearly unique among grass species in that its seed has a strong, moisture-resistant hull, surrounding an interior composed almost entirely of hard, dense starch. It is this combination of traits that allows popcorn to pop. Popcorn is simply a specialized breed of corn known as flint...

Did you know? Microwave popcorn gives off a toxic, lung-damaging gas when cooked

12/12/2011 - You might be reassured to learn that the buttery flavor in microwave popcorn typically comes from a chemical actually found in butter, but you shouldn't be. This chemical, called diacetyl, is so toxic that it commonly destroys the lungs of workers in microwave popcorn factories, afflicting them with...

Habitual eating is caused by the environment

9/17/2011 - Eating out of pure habit is something many people experience without even realizing it. Someone may unknowingly get into the habit of mindless eating while watching TV and then wonder where the few extra pounds came from. After a certain pattern is repeated so many times, that pattern becomes fixed...

Microwave popcorn contains dangerous chemical

11/22/2010 - Would you like salt, butter -- and a helping of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) with your popcorn? You may say "yes" to the first two ingredients and "certainly not!" to the last one. But the problem is, if you are eating microwaved popcorn or packaged snack foods, you are most likely getting...

Popcorn Flavor Ingredient May Cause Lung Disease in Consumers

10/11/2008 - The artificial butter flavoring widely suspected of causing a potentially fatal disease known as "popcorn lung" has produced symptoms similar to the disease in mice, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health...

Consumer Sues Over Popcorn Lung Disease From Butter Flavor Diacetyl Chemical

8/3/2008 - The only known consumer to have developed the health condition known as "popcorn lung" is suing the stores that sold him his microwave popcorn, saying that they failed to warn him that he could become ill from using the product as intended. Wayne Watson of Centennial, Colorado was diagnosed with...

Microwave Popcorn Flavoring Fumes Linked to Lung Disease

1/17/2008 - The two largest microwave popcorn manufacturers in the United States have announced plans to phase out the use of a popcorn flavoring chemical that has been linked to lung disease in factory workers, after a doctor reported what may be the first case of a consumer becoming ill from the chemical. A...

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