Healthy Snacks You’ll Find in Garden City, NY

July 29, 2015

The next time you’re at your local Garden City, NY grocery store, skip the chips and cookies and head straight to the popcorn. This delicious snack has been found by studies to have multiple health benefits. This super snack is packed with:

Protein. Ounce for ounce, popcorn has more protein and phosphorus than potato chips. Not to mention it also has more iron than eggs and spinach.

Low Calories. This dream snack is great for diets and weight-loss. Air popped popcorn is just 31 calories per cup.

Whole Grain & Fiber. Popcorn is a whole grain, which means it’s an excellent source of dietary fiber. In fact, 1 cup of this delicious snack has 1.3 grams of fiber. Grains are comparable in concentration of antioxidants to fruits and vegetables. An adequate amount of fiber intake may help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce blood cholesterol and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by regulating blood sugar.

Be careful though, this healthy snack can easily turn into an unhealthy snack. Plain natural popcorn may be filled with health benefits but adding to much salt, fat, sugar and flavoring can negate the benefits of natural popcorn. The healthiest way to make popcorn is to lightly season it with sea salt or a very small amount of butter or oil while air popping the whole kernels.

Dental Tip: Don’t bite on un-popped kernels because they may chip or break your teeth. Make sure to always floss and rinse after eating popcorn because it can easily wedge between your teeth. Remember, it’s not what type of food you eat that causes dental problems but how well you maintain a healthy oral hygiene.

Have you seen our new popcorn machine at Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist? You and your loved ones can now enjoy a box of freshly popped popcorn after your dental appointment.

Call our Garden City office today at 516-825-1100 to schedule your dental care appointment.

Advanced DDS located conveniently across from Roosevelt Field Mall at 200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 101, Garden City, NY 11530

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