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Corn, often known as maize (Zea mays), is one of the most widely consumed cereal grains on the planet. It's the seed of a grass species native to Central America but cultivated in various parts of the world.
Corn is a popular snack among many people since it is quick to chew and filling. Depending on your preference, it could be roasted or boiled. The majority of people grind it into flour and use it to make dishes like "Banku." Corn, on the other hand, has certain potentially harmful side effects, which are listed below:
1. Deficiency of vitamins
The danger of pellagra is extremely significant if you consume large amounts of corn. Pellagra is caused by a nutrient shortage, particularly niacin. Corn is also low in amino acids (lysine and tryptophan), as well as niacin, which helps the body fight pellagra. If maize is a large part of your diet, make sure to supplement with vitamin-rich foods to avoid pellagra.
2. Raises blood sugar levels.
Corn is unhealthy for diabetes patients because of its high carbohydrate content, which can raise blood sugar levels. As a result, patients with diabetes should avoid eating a lot of maize.
3. Gaining weight.
Corn has a high sugar and carbohydrate content. Corn consumption in excess can lead to weight gain. Corn should be avoided by anyone on a diet. Corn syrup is thought to be worse than sugar and is a leading cause of obesity in many countries. It can also harm blood sugar levels, putting you at risk for type 2 diabetes. Corn syrup is something that should be avoided at all costs.
(Please keep in mind: The medical information in this article is offered solely for educational purposes. This information does not establish a patient-physician relationship and is not intended to replace professional diagnosis and treatment).
Write-up Credit: The Guardian.
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