A New Way To Pop Antioxidants

Most people associate fruits and vegetables with antioxidants, free radical fighting compounds that help minimize cellular damage. Turns out that popcorn contains an impressive degree of antioxidant support. That's what research presented to the American Chemical Society indicates. Whole grain cereals, crackers and salty snacks all contain powerfully antioxidant polyphenols, some packing the per gram equivalent of fruits and vegetables.

The Bigger Picture: Years ago, scientists theorized that the health benefits of whole grains centered around the hefty amount of dietary fiber provided by such foods. Only recently has research into whole grain polyphenols taken place. The potential rewards certainly ease the guilt of enjoying popcorn and a movie…as long as you pass on the butter.
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