Good news: popcorn is a whole grain. Furthermore, popcorn eaters eat more whole grains and dietary fibre overall than non-popcorn eaters, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
(Okay, the study was funded by a popcorn manufacturer, but the peer-reviewed journal makes it legit. The research was conducted by Ann C. Grandjean and her colleagues at The Center for Human Nutrition in Omaha.)
But before you go kernal crazy: remember to enjoy your popcorn unbuttered and unsalted. Also, when choosing popcorn at the grocery store, select a brand with fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fat listed on the nutrition label, such as Newman’s Own or Orville Redenbacher SmartPop. (Get more smart shopping tips here.)
Now get popping!