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Corn; it's Benefits And Risks

According, The starchy vegetable corn, commonly referred to as maize, is sold as kernels on a stick that are encased in a husk. One of the most popular vegetables in the United States, corn occasionally receives a poor rap due to its high natural sugar and glucose content. Don't ignore this multipurpose vegetable's health advantages, though. Cookouts in the summer are popular with corn. It is the ideal party or movie night snack when popped. Its seeds are dried and processed into flour, which is then used to make tortillas, chips, and crackers. It is not a vegetable in this form; it is a grain.

Corn Nutritional Benefit;

The fiber in corn helps you stay full for longer between meals. It also feeds healthy bacteria in your digestive tract, which help protect against colon cancer. Popcorn also help prevent diverticulitis, a condition that causes pouches in the walls of your colon. Men who ate more popcorn had a lower risk of getting diverticular disease. Corn is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage and wards off diseases like cancer and heart disease. Yellow corn is a good source of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for eye health and help prevent the lens damage that leads to cataracts. Corn also has smaller amounts of vitamins B, E, and K, along with minerals like magnesium and potassium. When it comes to nutrients, color matters.

Corn Risk;

Corn is a starchy vegetable, like potatoes and peas. That means it has sugar and carbohydrates that can raise your blood sugar levels. It can still be a healthy part of your diet if you don't overdo it. If you have diabetes, you don't necessarily need to avoid corn, but watch your portion sizes. Corn also has antinutrients, which are compounds that keep your body from absorbing nutrients as well as it should. Corn gets contaminated by fungi that put off toxins called mycotoxins. If you eat a lot of corn with these toxins, you’re at a higher risk for certain cancers, liver problems, lung issues, and slowing of your immune system. Some people have raised concerns about genetically modified (GM) corn. Scientists can change the DNA in corn to make it more resistant to drought or insects, or to give it more nutrients. Farmers sometimes use this type of corn in their crops. There's no evidence that genetically modified corn poses any risk to human health.

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