Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Movie Time Snacking

[Welcome Industry Radar readers!]

Why does popcorn taste so much better when you are watching a movie? And apparently it comes with a plus.

A recent study indicates "popcorn eaters have almost a 250 percent higher daily intake of whole grains and a 22 percent higher daily intake of fiber than non-popcorn eaters."

Oatmeal or popcorn?

Tough choice.

Popcorn has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced heart disease and diabetes risk, Dr. Ann C. Grandjean of The Center for Human Nutrition in Omaha, Nebraska, and her colleagues said.

Health benefits in popcorn.

Who knew?

Do the benefits of fiber offset the butter and salt you add?

“Popcorn may offer a healthful alternative to energy-dense, low-nutrient-dense snacks, and may have the potential to improve nutrient status in Americans of all ages and help them meet dietary guideline recommendations to consume three whole-grain servings per day,” researchers concluded.

And just who are these researchers?

Research was funded by ConAgra Foods, Inc.

The owners of Orville Redenbacher popcorn . . .
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