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11-20-09, 11:54 PM #1
Shocker of the week: Movie Popcorn Has Lots of Calories, and If you Add Butter You Add Calories
Thank God we have the New York Times to inform us of this stuff... Actually, I assumed the large tub had MORE calories. Now I feel better about the butter & refills.
Popcorn’s Dark Secret - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
November 19, 2009, 10:58 am
Popcorn’s Dark Secret
By KAREN BARROW
Sitting in a dark movie theater with your friends and a tub of buttery popcorn sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday night ...
A review of the nutritional contents of movie-theater popcorn reveals an alarming amount of fat, salt and calories...
A large tub of popcorn at Regal Cinemas, for example, holds 20 cups of popcorn and has 1,200 calories, 980 milligrams of sodium and 60 grams of saturated fat. Adding just a tablespoon of butter adds 130 calories...
One way to make your popcorn healthier? Ask the theater to pop a portion without salt. Two of the movie theaters that had their popcorn tested said they would oblige such a request.
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11-21-09, 12:11 AM #2
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11-21-09, 12:20 AM #3
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