Yes popcorn, any corn actually, seems to lower my fasting blood sugar too. I seem to be one of the few people on the Ulcerative Colitis forum who can tolerate corn. We air pop organic popcorn and add coconut oil or pasture butter and a little sea salt.
You are right about
evil chemicals in the microwave stuff but unfortunately that is not our only worry. Corn is the No. 1 crop grown in the U.S. and nearly all of it -- 88 percent -- is genetically modified. In addition to being added to innumerable processed foods, genetically modified corn is a staple of animal feed. Also beware of high fructose corn syrup which is ubiquitous as a sweetener in processed foods.
I recommend buying only organic popcorn or corn chips. I don't want to be an alarmist but here is a French study that may explain why many GMO foods are banned in Europe. These pictures of rats fed GMO corn are disgusting and I am sure are an exaggeration. But the message is try to stay away from GMO corn if you can. www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205509/Cancer-row-GM-foods-French-study-claims-did-THIS-rats--cause-organ-damage-early-death-humans.html
Male/61 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Several Culturelle a day firms up stools. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, Fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, magnesium, phos choline, boswellia, curcumin, DGL, glutamine.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys