Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Popcorn packs an antioxidant punch

A recent study has shown that popcorn may be the perfect snack food. It is the only snack food that is 100 percent whole grain. To be labeled as a "whole grain" foods must be at least 51% whole grain and the more whole grains, the better when it comes to health benefits.

Whole grains tend to have much more fiber and antioxidants than other vegetables and fruit. Antioxidants and useful as they play a protective roll against cancers, heart disease and other diseases.

Popcorn works great as a snack food but you need to be careful what you put on it in order to not dilute the health benefits. Adding too much salt, oil or butter can easily double calories, but if the thought of plain popcorn turns you off, consider misting it with a bit of olive oil or water and tossing with herbs or our delicious Garlic Popcorn seasoning.

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