Pick and Pass: Multigrain Pringles vs. Newman's Own Light Butter Popcorn

October 1, 2012 | Featured in the Fall 2012 Issue

Must See Nutrition Videos

Joe Mauer Talks Baseball Nutrition

What Ryan Hall Eats for Breakfast

Leslie Bonci on Nutrition Mistakes

Coming Up

Joe Mauer Talks Baseball Nutrition

Multigrain Pringles are a sure winner over buttered popcorn, right?

Verdict

“Multigrain” sounds healthy, but it only means the chips are made from multiple grain varieties. There’s a difference between “multigrain” and “whole grain.”

Popcorn, no matter what you put on it, is 100 percent whole grain and a great source of complex carbohydrates and lasting energy. Three and a half cups of popcorn only counts for half the fat of a serving of Pringles. Popcorn is a healthy choice, even Newman’s Own Light Butter variety. Just avoid the super buttery stuff sold in movie theaters.

Nutrition Totals

Multigrain Pringles

  • 140 Calories
  • 8g Fat
  • 16g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Protein

Newman's Own Light Butter Microwave Popcorn

  • 120 Calories
  • 4g Fat
  • 19g Carbohydrates
  • 3g Protein

Photo: Splashofsomething.com

Advertisement

Connect

Advertisement

Resources

Performance Center

Custom workouts and performance tracking

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be the fittest you ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

Varsity

High school sports community and content sharing

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes