Well i have IBS and it effects me in a way that when i eat i get sick and throw it up as my bowl rejects it, could it be possible that it might be ibs? Or maybe it just doesnt agree with you? The headaches sound strange though so maybe go to your doctor and discuss it? Ive never had this problem but i get it with some foods (minus the headaches though)
hope this helps! x
xD Movie popcorn owns.
I had some on Saturday seeing Sweeney Todd (not that anyone can really EAT while watching that move, heheh), and it was my first bite of real popcorn in months.
Ahh...popcorn...how I love thee.
On a brighter note, I recently bought an organic microwave popcorn (Shop Rite store brand, but i'm sure there are others out there) and tried it for the first time yesterday. A serving is only 110 calories and has 5g of fiber. I think if I want popcorn at a movie, the next time I'll make it here and take it with me. Oh yeah, and it was REALLY tasty :)
Could also be that you have a mild corn allergy.
Usually people don't eat large amounts of corn. But those giant movie theater popcorns are another story. Going to the movies may be the only time you consume enough corn to trigger the allergy. I get the same symptoms eating any type of popcorn in large amounts. So maybe try popping up a bag of microwave popcorn and eating it all to see if you get the same results.
I love popcorn. I almost lived on it in college and still love it. With a young child I haven't been to the movies almost at all lately, and I miss the popcorn as much as the movies themselves.
I've been hearing a lot lately about popcorn lung, normally associated with workers in microwave popcorn factories. But a consumer who had 2 bags a day for many years is now filing a lawsuit that he has popcorn lung.
I'm not sure if movie theatre popcorn and butter could cause the same problems. Most movie theatre popcorn is popped in coconut oil if I remember correctly - I think its something to do about not burning as much while popping. But the added topping could be anything.
AMC do-it-yourself butter pump always tastes metallic to me. Famous Players has butter and Becel. I use Becel at home and love it on popcorn so thats my choice.
If you love the butter, but your stomach/bowels can't take it try getting them to put a little bit halfway up, and then only 1-2 pumps on top. A little goes a long way for flavor, and spread out like that you don't get soaked popcorn on top and dry on the bottom.
And hey, for all its faults popcorn has lots of fibre! I always pass gas after eating a whole bag. :-)
I don't know about the stomache issues, but I also get headaches from eating movie theater popcorn. It's never made my stomache upset, but has often left me with a headache. I'm not sure if it's the oil in which they pop it or the butter topping...?
I've also started to notice that the same sort of headache happens right after I take my vitamins. I'm wondering if it's a dye that they have in common?
I LOVEEE movie theater popcorn. Seriously, I have considered just driving there and only getting popcorn. :>
That being said...I get sick because of all the butter. I found that once I have too much butter whether it be with popcorn or if I'm eating it with seafood then I will throw up. :(
I can't say to the US movie theater popcorn since I haven't lived there in over 4 years now, but the junk they server here in the UK smells like stale cardboard with melted crisco poured over it. I never get it because I'm mostly afraid it will taste exactly like it smells.