Saturday, August 29, 2009

Popcorn and Polyphenols

Grabbing a box full of popcorn and munching on them while watching a movie is something most of us do at a movie theatre. This oblivious eating habit has its own health benefits. Scientists claim that snack foods like popcorn and many popular breakfast cereals are rich in polyphenol antioxidants. Antioxidants and Phytonutrients have been regarded highly by the medical world in preventing diseases and promoting juvenile health. Consuming popcorn plays a major role in preventing heart diseases and cancer. Surprisingly several snack foods like chocolate, green tea, coffee, red wine, blackberries, broccoli, etc are also affluent sources of polyphenols.


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