Snack food news: Popcorn is good for you

Photo by norwichnuts/via Flickr
Photo by norwichnuts/via Flickr

If you’re trying to justify an increase in blockbuster-movie-related popcorn consumption, we may have just the thing. Scientists from the University of Scranton discovered surprisingly high levels of polyphenols in whole grains, with popcorn ranking highest in the snack-food category. These heart-healthy antioxidants, best known for their cancer-fighting properties, are typically found in fruits, veggies, tea and dark chocolate. Now we can add popcorn, cereal and crackers to that list. Just hold the liquid butter.

By Ashley Joseph

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