Researchers find some snacks may be just as healthy as fruit - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/18/09

Researchers find some snacks may be just as healthy as fruit

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - If you want to chew on something good for you, here's an alternative that might surprise you.  According to new research from the University of Scranton, it turns out that if you chose your snacks wisely, they might have the same amount of antioxidants as eating fruit. 

This study is mainly talking about whole grain snacks and researchers determined that whole grain cereals were a substantial source of antioxidants with wheat cereals having the most, followed by corn, oats and rice cereals. They also found that if you don't like whole wheat, choosing plain popcorn without the butter has some healthy antioxidants that benefit you more so than pasta, crackers or chips. 

So the bottom line is that fiber isn't the only benefit from choosing whole wheat products when you shop.

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