Is Popcorn the New Superfood?

The airy snack is giving fruits and vegetables some competition.

Go ahead and devour the whole bag. A recent study reveals that popcorn holds a more concentrated dose of healthy antioxidant polyphenols than many fruits and vegetables. The findings were presented by University of Scranton chemistry professor Joe Vinson, Ph.D at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Add another surprising fact: the popcorn hulls — the bits that often get stuck in your teeth — contain the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber. Be sure to eat the kernels in their pure form, sans add-ons like butter and salt to reap the full benefits. For more healthy ways to snack, read up on these:

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