Is it just a yummy snack or is there more to popcorn? Yes and Yes. The fact is:
- Americans consume some 16 billion quarts of this whole grain, good-for-you treat. That’s 51 quarts per man, woman, and child.
- Compared to most snack foods, popcorn is low in calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup. Oil-popped is only 55 per cup.
At Metro Work Space we pop popcorn every Friday and always make sure fresh popcorn (and sometimes caramel corn) is available to our members and guests. This is not just a gimmick. It’s a great snack and helps us all get through the afternoon munchies. It’s also a comfort food that brings positive memories and thoughts that can help with stress or getting over a mental block on a project.
According to a study by staples.com, 57% of office workers have to buy their own snacks and beverages at work. This leads to frequent breaks and leaving the office. Having popcorn available allows for the necessary break satisfies the urge and gets you back to the project you need to finish.
Yes, popcorn is yummy and the smell of popping corn brings everyone running. Does is improve productivity? It does for me. Come in and check out Metro Work Space and see for yourself.
January 19th is National Popcorn day. Celebrate with a large bowl…here.