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Is popcorn the perfect food?

Its less-than-stellar reputation as a fatty, salty snack is about to change faster than you can say, ‘chick flick’. New research has found that popcorn delivers a far more concentrated dose of disease-preventing polyphenols than fruit and veg because those foods contain so much water. It’s also a completely unprocessed wholegrain, high in fibre and low in calories and fat. In fact, researchers have gone so far as to call it the perfect snack food. Just don’t ruin its impressive profile with oil, butter, salt or sugar. A dash of sunflower oil and a sprinkle of sea salt or brown sugar are all you need to liven it up without stripping the benefits.

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Is popcorn the perfect food?

If you only do one thing… eat almonds

Almonds area already renowned as a healthy nibble, thanks to their good-for-you fats and high levels of vitamins and minerals, but, according to the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, snacking on them also suppresses your appetite for the rest of day. Researchers reckon it’s down to their low-GI score, which keeps your blood sugar steady, so a handful now prevents a biscuit tin raid later. Bring on the nuts.

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If you only do one thing… eat almonds

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Apple & Sultana Go Ahead Crispy Slice

Fast fact

15%… of people regularly wash their cloth grocery bags – meaning 85% of us never do. Eew! Ditch bacteria with a hit of hot, soapy water at least once a month.

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