Pass the popcorn! According to researchers at the University of Scranton, the movie snack is rich in polyphenols, antioxidants that prevent damage to the cells. So, what's the benefit? Well, polyphenols can help prevent degenaritve diseases such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. 
Unfortunately, microwave popcorn is usually packed with unhealthy additives, so keep it as natural as possible. Try popping your own corn with healthy oils, and finish off the snack with a dash of salt and a little bit of butter.

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Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.