28 Mar '12, 6pm

Popcorn has more of one antioxidant than fruit: Who knew?

A couple handfuls of popcorn may be a better snack than fruit and vegetables for runners on the go. Researchers at the University of Scranton found popcorn contains almost double the amount of polyphenols —a type of antioxidant—than fruit, ScienceDaily reports. Popcorn hulls (better known as the annoying bits that get stuck in your teeth) specifically are the highest part of the kernel in polyphenols and high in fiber, too. A little air-popped treat can also boost your consumption of whole grains. While grocery store packed goods labeled "whole grain" need to contain only 51% of whole grains by weight for to be labeled as such, popcorn is a 100% unprocessed whole-grain snack. For the healthiest option, try air popping your own for a low-calorie version of microwave bagged varieties. For more smart snacking ideas, check out our runner-friendly snack list .

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/03/27/popcorn-higher-in...

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