POPCORN PACKS ANTIOXIDANTS

POPCORN PACKS ANTIOXIDANTS

Don’t ditch the vegetables and fruits just yet….But, a new study suggests that one serving of popcorn has more antioxidants than a day’s worth of fruits or vegetables, based on the average American diet.

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3 thoughts on “POPCORN PACKS ANTIOXIDANTS

    • Hope this helps a little:

      They spoke at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in San Diego on March 25. 2012.
      Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a pioneer in analyzing healthful components in chocolate, nuts and other common foods, explained that the polyphenols are more concentrated in popcorn, which averages only about 4 percent water, while polyphenols are diluted in the 90 percent water that makes up many fruits and vegetables.
      In another surprising finding, the researchers discovered that the hulls of the popcorn — the part that everyone hates for its tendency to get caught in the teeth — actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber.

      • That’s fascinating. I’m glad it didn’t mean that the average American diet was even worse than I thought. Now that you mention it, I am hungry for popcorn. 🙂

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