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Popcorn Isn’t Just For The Movies; For Your Health Also

28 June 2012 No Comment

Popcorn has got to be the # 1 movie goers snack of choice (not that we’ve done any double-blind studies to prove it).  We’re pretty sure that those millions of people that saw the latest thrill at the cinema spent a pretty penny on the kernel.  But did you know that popcorn can actually be a very healthy snack?

The Edge News reports that “popcorn actually contains more polyphenols – powerful antioxidants – than many fruits and vegetables.  A new study performed at the University of Scranton found that popcorn contains about 300 milligrams of polyphenols per serving, as opposed to the 160 mg found in a serving of any kind of fruit.  You’ll also take in one gram of fiber for every cup of air-popped popcorn, which packs only six grams of carbs.”

Now, don’t go pouring all of that melted butter on it….unless it’s your “cheat day”, of course.

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