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Can I eat popcorn if I have diabetes?

Popcorn can be a healthy, whole-grain addition to your eating plan, but choose the kind you pop on the stove-top or in a hot-air popper, rather than the microwave kind, and add butter yourself. Two cups of popcorn contains only 12 grams of carbs and gets you a couple grams of fiber, too.

Low-fat microwave popcorn cooks up in a snap. And it's packed with slowly digested whole-grain fiber as well as disease-thwarting antioxidants, making it perfect for people concerned about blood sugar and diabetes. And because popcorn is so light and fluffy, you fill up on fewer calories than you would with more energy-dense snacks like potato chips.

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