SOURCE: Healthient, Inc

February 03, 2011 09:30 ET

Healthient Introduces SnackHealthy Light-Natural Popcorn

The Smart Solution for Low-Fat Snacking Satisfaction

JUPITER, FL--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - Healthient, Inc. (OTCBB: SNAX) introduced SnackHealthy Light-Natural microwave popcorn, its newest product in a growing line of "better for you" snacks. Warm, delicious, and a good source of fiber, SnackHealthy Light-Natural mini-bags are the perfect portion control popcorn. This light, crispy white popcorn is loaded with crunch and flavor. With zero fat and just 110 calories per serving, health conscious consumers can enjoy delicious guilt-free snacking.

New research indicates that a daily snack of fat-free popcorn can help dieters maintain reduced-calorie eating plans while still feeling full and satisfied. While any reduced-calorie diet can lead to weight loss, the biggest key for sustaining weight loss momentum is satisfaction with the eating program. The study showed that even after eating popcorn daily for 12 weeks, people were highly satisfied with it and attributed part of their dieting success to the snack.

The simple act of seeing the large amount of popcorn helped study participants maintain their weight loss programs without feeling like they were on a restrictive diet. Participants reported healthier snacking habits and 73% said that snacking on popcorn helped them feel more emotionally satisfied than their usual snacks.

Katherine West, CEO of Healthient, commented, "Microwave popcorn has been one of America's favorite snacks for years because it is delicious and satisfying. Our popcorn has all of the best nutrition benefits of whole grain, zero trans-fat, and no added diacetyl flavoring," she added. Diacetyl gives popcorn its butter taste. The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has long advised that when used as an artificial butter flavoring one should avoid inhaling it over a long period. Bronchiolitis obliterans, often termed "popcorn worker's lung," an uncommon and serious lung disease, has been found in workers of several factories that produce artificial butter flavorings.

About SnackHealthy, Inc.

SnackHealthy is the direct sales business unit of Healthient (SNAX), headquartered in Jupiter, FL. SnackHealthy offers a personally and financially rewarding home-based business opportunity to distributors of their "better for you" snacks and drinks. Learn more about SnackHealthy at the corporate web sites www.snackhealthy.com and www.getpaidtosnack.com.

About Healthient, Inc.

Healthient (OTCBB: SNAX) is building a portfolio of healthy food and beverage snacks including Crispy Fruit, Light Natural Popcorn, Low-Sodium Mini Pretzels, Fruit and Nut Bars, Oatmeal with fruit, Healthy shakes, Zing! Sugar-Free Healthy Energy, and Fiber Plus Antioxidant Drinks. We are united with our brand partners by our commitment to preventing childhood obesity. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, Healthient pledges to balance strong financial returns with giving back to our communities through the Healthient Foundation. For more information, please visit www.healthient.com.

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