Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Antioxidants in Cereal and Popcorn?

Source: (ScienceDaily)

Yes - and in 'surprisingly large' amounts, too! According to new findings presented at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), whole-grain foods and snacks such as cereals and popcorn have been shown to register very high on the antioxidant scale since they are loaded with polyphenols.

Polyphenols have received a great deal of publicity for their disease-fighting properties and are most commonly found in foods such as dark chocolate, fruits and vegetables, and in beverages such as green tea and red wine. Now you can add whole grains to that list.

Researchers have long thought that the health-promoting benefits of whole grains had everything to do with their fibre content, but it may soon be discovered that the polyphenols have more to do with this than anyone had previously imagined.

Read "Whole Grain Cereals, Popcorn Rich In Antioxidants, Not Just Fiber, New Research Concludes" to get the whole scoop at ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2009)