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Popcorn: the snack with even higher antioxidant levels than fruits and vegetables
Popcorn's reputation as a snack food that's actually good for health has popped up a few notches with scientists reporting that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called "polyphenols" than fruits and vegetables. They spoke at the 243rd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, being held here this week.
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.
Originally posted by phantomjack
Beware, though to my diabetic friends here on ATS -- popcorn is high in carbs...! So don't go crazy!
Plus, if you are diabetic, chances are you have some renal insufficiencies, so you need to watch your salt intake...
This has been your medical alert for the day....next question?
Originally posted by Unity_99
Just out of curiosity, where is everyone getting affordable amounts of coconut oil to deep fry or pop anything with. I use coconut oil and try to take 1 tbsp a day, and it costs 25 dollars roughly for a relatively small amount. If I used it in cooking it would be gone in a short period of time.edit on 3-4-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)