Lady Eating PopcornA most recent study links popcorn to Alzheimer’s…well sort of. An additive call Diacetyl which makes movie theater popcorn taste more buttery may worsen the effects of an abnormal brain protein that’s been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Standard popcorn is high in fiber and antioxidants so not to worry if you are using regular butter or no butter at all. Diacetyl (DA), an ingredient used to produce the buttery flavor and smell in microwave popcorn, margarine, candy, baked goods, and even pet food. It is also created naturally in fermented drinks like beer, and gives some chardonnay wines ( aka “butter bombs”) its buttery taste, according to the study.

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