Comments on: Popcorn Packs Antioxidants, Study Finds http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/ The latest Health news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:30:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: SLA http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/#comment-1663311 SLA Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:22:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=83052#comment-1663311 @Tom: If you're an expert, you should produce verifiable credentials; otherwise, who are you to advise the rest of us on what we should or shouldn't eat? However, that question is moot, considering your assertion that factory-processed edibles are unhealthy. Where do you think meat, dairy, and eggs come from? Not all of us have our own farms. Duh. @Tom: If you’re an expert, you should produce verifiable credentials; otherwise, who are you to advise the rest of us on what we should or shouldn’t eat? However, that question is moot, considering your assertion that factory-processed edibles are unhealthy. Where do you think meat, dairy, and eggs come from? Not all of us have our own farms. Duh.

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By: Juanita Heffington http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/#comment-1313432 Juanita Heffington Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:09:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=83052#comment-1313432 I stopped eating meat, potatoes and bread six years ago when my husband of 65 years died. I have lost 40 pounds which have stayed off. I eat popcorn frequently, many times for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For 90 years old I feel great and look good too. I stopped eating meat, potatoes and bread six years ago when my husband of 65 years died. I have lost 40 pounds which have stayed off. I eat popcorn frequently, many times for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For 90 years old I feel great and look good too.

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By: tim http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/#comment-1260962 tim Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:06:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=83052#comment-1260962 All this article taught me was the names of a few more doctors in the pocket of big commercial agriculture. Also, whenever you read something that says, in essence, "calories bad; fat bad" you can be sure that it's not based in science or medicine. As a final point, if you've popped the corn, you've already destroyed whatever antioxidant molecules were in there along with whatever benefit they may have held. Stick to meat, plants, dairy, and eggs and you'll be fine. If it came from a factory, it's not "healthy" regardless of what's on the label. All this article taught me was the names of a few more doctors in the pocket of big commercial agriculture. Also, whenever you read something that says, in essence, “calories bad; fat bad” you can be sure that it’s not based in science or medicine. As a final point, if you’ve popped the corn, you’ve already destroyed whatever antioxidant molecules were in there along with whatever benefit they may have held.

Stick to meat, plants, dairy, and eggs and you’ll be fine. If it came from a factory, it’s not “healthy” regardless of what’s on the label.

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By: Kendra http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/#comment-1229572 Kendra Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:45:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=83052#comment-1229572 I can’t help but think that this “study” came out because of the Consumer Reports article “Movie-theater food: A scary story” that was published in the March 2012 issue. The scariest part of this article for me was the mention of a large buttered popcorn at AMC…”At AMC, the buttered popcorn’s fat ranged from 69 to 113 grams (the equivalent of 17 to 28 pats of butter).” WOW! They should add a disclaimer to the packaging about the possibility of getting an instant Heart Attack! Let’s just change the name of the popcorn to “Instant Heart Attack Popcorn”! I can’t help but think that this “study” came out because of the Consumer Reports article “Movie-theater food: A scary story” that was published in the March 2012 issue. The scariest part of this article for me was the mention of a large buttered popcorn at AMC…”At AMC, the buttered popcorn’s fat ranged from 69 to 113 grams (the equivalent of 17 to 28 pats of butter).” WOW! They should add a disclaimer to the packaging about the possibility of getting an instant Heart Attack! Let’s just change the name of the popcorn to “Instant Heart Attack Popcorn”!

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By: dee http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/#comment-1220872 dee Tue, 27 Mar 2012 02:10:46 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=83052#comment-1220872 Yeah...sure. It's so fitting this article came out today along with the "skinny people eat more chocolate" study....lol Yeah…sure. It’s so fitting this article came out today along with the “skinny people eat more chocolate” study….lol

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By: Erika Jakubassa http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/#comment-1220832 Erika Jakubassa Tue, 27 Mar 2012 01:58:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=83052#comment-1220832 Too bad the report doesn't mention that most of the corn in the U.S. comes from genetically modified crops, the danger of which have been described in scientific reports revealing that consumption of GMO corn (and soybeans) may lead to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice. Also, the toxins in GMO crops have spawned insect populations resistant to pesticides, forcing farmers to use ever-increasing amounts of pesticides to fight back. Add to that the butter and salt on most commercial popcorn offerings, and you might be better off staying on junk food ... A dangerous 'feel good' report that does little to deal with America's health crisis. Too bad the report doesn’t mention that most of the corn in the U.S. comes from genetically modified crops, the danger of which have been described in scientific reports revealing that consumption of GMO corn (and soybeans) may lead to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice. Also, the toxins in GMO crops have spawned insect populations resistant to pesticides, forcing farmers to use ever-increasing amounts of pesticides to fight back. Add to that the butter and salt on most commercial popcorn offerings, and you might be better off staying on junk food … A dangerous ‘feel good’ report that does little to deal with America’s health crisis.

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By: Mike http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/26/popcorn-packs-antioxidants-study-finds/#comment-1220572 Mike Tue, 27 Mar 2012 01:14:41 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=83052#comment-1220572 Wow.... next they'll be telling us peanut butter tastes pretty good. Wow…. next they’ll be telling us peanut butter tastes pretty good.

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