To eat or Not to Eat Corns

16. January 2017 Corn 0
To eat or Not to Eat Corns

The giant plant of the this grain is originated in Central America and Mexico. A few people consider it like a vegetable, but it is a food grain. Mostly yellow colored corn can be seen in the market, but nowadays brown, red, purple or blue corns can also be seen in the market. In one or another way people of every country consume corns everyday. If you are still confused that whether corns are bad good or bad for your health, then just do not worry, this blog will give you complete information about the nutritional information of the corns.

Unprocessed corns have some amazing beneficial nutrients. They have magnesium, Vitamin C and B and potassium and provide a good dose of antioxidants, which are beneficial for skin and eyes, these antioxidants are lutein and zeaxanthin. Regular consumption of corn can provide you sufficient amount of dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, which are considered as a good source of energy. One large corn has following nutrients, which are beneficial for your health:

  • 2 grams of fat
  • 27 grams of carbohydrates
  • 5 grams of protein
  • 123 calories
  • 0.1 Milligram vitamin B6
  • 3 Milligrams of Vitain C
  • 158 milligrams of potassium
  • 47.2 milligrams of phosphorus
  • 2 grams of fat
  • 19.5 milligrams of folate

The five health benefits of any unprocessed corn include:

  1. Good Source of antioxidants: Carotenoid, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Anthocyanins, Hydroxybenzoic, protocatechuic are a few of them
  2. High Quantity of Fiber: High source of fiber which are good for the digestive system
  3. Prevent Anemia: Deficiency of folic acid and Vitamin B12 can cause Anemia and regular consumption of corn can provide prevent Anemia.
  4. Lowers LDL Cholesterol: By reducing LDL cholesterol corn can prevent heart diseases up tp a great extent.
  5. Weight Gain: Under weight people can eat corns as they are rich in calories and carbs so can easily increase the weight.

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