Helpful Antioxidants Flourish In Whole Grain Snacks, Study

cerealsNew study found that eating bowl of cereals every day can be very helpful and it serves as great source of antioxidants.

Snack foods like popcorn and other breakfast snacks that contain whole grain cereals contain surprisingly large amounts of healthy antioxidant substances called “polyphenols”.

Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, and his team have found that nearly all whole-grain breakfast cereals and many common, grain-based snacks contain substantial amounts of polyphenols, a form of antioxidants that is thought to have major health benefits.

Polyphenols are a major reason for why fruits and vegetables and other foods like coffee, wine and tea have become renowned for their crucial role in reducing risk of cancer and heart diseases.

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