Popcorn’s a no-no
LOS ANGELES: Moviegoers who tuck into a medium popcorn and a soft drink could be eating the equivalent of three McDonald’s quarter-pounder burgers topped with a dozen scoops of butter, according to a US study.
A laboratory analysis of snacks sold at US cinemas and commissioned by the Center for Science and Public Interest found a medium popcorn and soft drink contained 1 160 calories and three days’ worth – 60g – of saturated fat.
“That’s the saturated fat of a stick of butter and the calories of two sticks of butter,” said the organisation’s senior nutritionist Jayne Hurley in a statement. – Reuters