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
- Abdominal Pain and Bloating Gas
- Itchy Skin
- Swelling of tongue
- 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
Corn Nutrutional Value Minerals
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