After watching this video online this morning I may be hooked on Britian’s Got Talent.
Jonathan Antoine is a 17-year-old opera singer, and his friend Charlotte Jaconelli is a 16-year-old pop singer. They both sailed through to the next round after their performance of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s The Prayer.
I love it when a couple like that comes out and the audience underestimates them…and then they get blown away by how great the singers are. Proof positive that we shouldn’t judge a book by the cover.
Here’s the deal…a group of scientist got together earlier this week in San Diego at a big convention and reported that popcorn contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called polyphenols than many fruits and vegetables. Polyphenols are more concentrated in popcorn…averaging about 4% water, while polyphenols are diluted in the 90% water that makes up a lot of fruits and vegetables. They also discovered that the hulls of the popcorn…the part that we all hate because they get stuck in our teeth…actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber.
In truth, popcorn can’t really replace fresh fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet because of all the vitamins and other nutrients they provide that are critical for good health, but are missing from popcorn.
So before you actually chuck the broccoli and toss out the apples, keep in mind if you make your popcorn in a potful of oil, pour on the butter (even the fake stuff), coat it in salt or eat it as “kettle corn” cooked in oil and sugar…then you’re loading it up with fat and calories. Eat it that way and you’re really hurting yourself.
However, according to the study, popcorn may be the perfect snack food. It’s the only snack that is 100 percent unprocessed whole grain. All other grains are processed and diluted with other ingredients, and although cereals are called “whole grain,” this simply means that over 51% of the weight of the product is whole grain. One serving of popcorn provides more than 70% of the daily intake of whole grain. The average person only gets about half a serving of whole grains a day.
SO MAKE A BIG BOWL OF POPCORN AND WATCH ONE OF THESE MOVIES that just came out on DVD/BluRay today.
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE. A nine-year-old boy attempts to solve a family mystery. Two years after his father is killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks, the boy discovers a mysterious key hidden in a household vase and begins an exhaustive search for the matching lock.
A DANGEROUS METHOD. Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, a driven doctor takes an unbalanced, yet beautiful, patient.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED. Dave, the Chipmunks, and the Chipettes enjoy fun and mischief on a luxury cruise before their seafaring vacation takes an unexpected detour to an uncharted island.
If you have little kids this is a MUST SEE! Rated G and starring Jason Lee.
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