(Shocking) Movie News: Theater Popcorn Bad for You

Are you sitting down? Because this news may knock you over. According to a report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, theater popcorn is very bad for you. Who knew?

Those killjoy scientists equate eating a Regal medium popcorn/soda combo to eating three McDonald’s Quarter Pounders topped with twelve pats of butter. That’s 1,610 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat (three days worth the suggested daily intake of saturated fat).

I’m not sure movie patrons would exactly be clamoring for a healthy popcorn alternative, but if more reports come out like this, theater chains (and especially Regal) may feel bullied pressured into offering a healthier option.

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2 Responses to “(Shocking) Movie News: Theater Popcorn Bad for You”

  1. Jackie Says:

    Nooooo! Don’t get me wrong I knew it was REALLY bad for you… But I didn’t know it was THAT bad. Eh, it wont be too terrible if you don’t go to the movies all that often, right?

    • J. Marshall Teegarden Says:

      If you only go a few times a year it’s nothing to worry about; but there are people out there that go every weekend, and it’s superbad for them.

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