A Short Re-cap on The Health Benefits of Corn

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Top health benefits of corn (maize)

Corn is considered to be an invention by humans, as this plant does not exist naturally in the wild it has to be planted and protected by humans. Researchers believe that corn was developed by the native people of Mexico, 5000 years ago from Mexico, corn spread to the parts of the Americans and after the discovering of America by Columbus, the European people also came to know about corn and started cultivating it.

Health Benefits of Corn
Apart from the nutritional benefits, corn provides various health benefits too. Corn, being a rich source of folate is found to beneficial for the formation of new cells. Folate (Folic Acid) is also helpful in preventing birth effects, colon cancer and heart diseases.
Thiamine in corn good for carbohydrate metabolism, energy Production and cognitive functions. Fiber content helps to reduce cholesterol, constipation and the risk of colon cancer. Corn contains a carotenoid called beta-c Ryptoxanthin, which is good for the health of lungs and also prevents lung cancer. Corn can promote cardiovascular health, if consumed in moderate quantities, regularly. It is also good for people with renal problems.

Corn Side Effetcs

The major points against consumption of corn include a possibility of fungal and microbial infection, toxicity and skewed omega 6 and omega 3 ratios. Considering the ubiquity of corn oil in just about every processed and fried ,given its high trans fat content. Corn oil is not at all a good option for daily cooking purposes. If you are a discretionary slacker and binge on those fries. Not more than twice or thrice a month won’t be very harmful for you. Regular consumption should be avoided.

Is corn good for you? Not always. Let us have a look at the minor symptoms of corn allergy

  1. Vomiting
  2. Migraine
  3. Headache
  4. Rash
  5. Abdominal Pain and Bloating Gas
  6. Nausea
  7. Itchy Skin
  8. Swelling of tongue
  9. Mouth Fever

The symptoms of Anaphylaxis include Sudden drop in blood pressure, Difficulty in breathing, Tightness in chest Dizziness,Unconsciousness .

It can be seen in children as well as adults who always eat corn.

Corn Nutritional Facts

Vitamin A                          310iu

Vitamin B1 Thiamine        0.254mg

Vitamin B2 Riboflavin       0.085mg

Vitamin B6                        0.071mg

Vitamin C                          7.3mg

Vitamin E                          0.11mg

Vitamin K                          0.5mcg

Niacin                               1.9mg

Folate                               54mcg

PantotheneAcid               1.036mg

Corn Nutrutional Value Minerals
Potassium                  250mg

Phosphorus                90mg

Magnesium                37mg

Calcium                      4mg

Zinc                            0.72mg

Iron                            0.52mg

Selenium                   0.2mg

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