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Popcorn Has More Antioxidants Than Fruit, Study Says

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Is this great news or what. I can eat my way to better health with popcorn!  The catch here is how long can you eat popcorn while resisting the urge to sprinkle it with salt or a dab of butter? Perhaps you have more willpower than me, but I’ll test it out tonight and let you know. Wish me luck!

Long heralded as a low-calorie snack, new research indicates popcorn may actually be good for your health in other ways as well.

Pennsylvania researchers reported popcorn actually contains more healthy antioxidants called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables. The study found that there were 300 mg of polyphenols in a serving of popcorn, compared to 160 mg in a serving of fruit.

Polyphenols have been shown in prior studies to boost cardiovascular health as well as protect against chronic diseases. ..

via News360.com – Popcorn has more antioxidants than fruit, study says.

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