How popcorn is good for health?

Researchers have discovered that snack food contain surprising large level of health boosting antioxidants called polyphenols. It is found in popcorn could help to prevent cancer & thought to help reduce the risk of heart disease & other diseases also.

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Snack & some wholegrain breakfast cereals though healthy because of their high fibre content are a source of polyphenols. Dr Joe Vinson said, “Early research indicated fibre was behind the health benefits of whole grains but recently, polyphenols emerged as potentially more important.”

The study measured polyphenol concentration in breakfast cereals & snacks, showing there are more antioxidants in less processed wholegrain cereals. While popcorn has the most among the snack foods tested. Wholegrain products have comparable antioxidants per gram to fruits & vegetables.

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