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Health Benefits Of Eating Boiled Corn

Boiled Corn is cereal food that is eaten by all, although this food is a seasonal food that comes and goes. Many people love to eat boiled corn because of its sweet taste.

There are numerous health benefits of eating boiled corn that many people are still unaware of. Below are some of the health benefits of eating corn.

1. It Prevents Eye Damage.

Boiled Corn contains two important compounds which help prevent eye damage. These compounds are lutein and zeaxanthin which prevent one from having cataracts and Age-related macula degeneration.

2. It Prevents Diverticular Diseases And Digestive Tract Diseases.

Dietary fibres in boiled corn help to lower the risk of having gastrointestinal tract diseases. Eating more boiled corn helps to keep the digestive tract healthy and thus prevent inflammation of the diverticulum (diverticulitis).

3. It Prevents One From Having Constipation.

Constipation is difficulty in passing out faeces, which may result from insufficient water intake. Boiled corn contains dietary fibres which act as a laxative and thus help to soften the stool and prevent constipation.

4. It Is Good For Pregnant Women.

Boiled corn contains vitamin B9 which is called folate. This vitamin is important for pregnant women as it helps in the healthy growth and development of the brain and spinal cord of the foetus.

5. It Lowers Blood Pressure And Thus Prevent Stroke.

Boiled corn contains potassium which helps lower blood pressure. Sodium is known to cause high blood pressure but the presence of potassium helps remove excess sodium from the body and thus prevent high blood pressure and stroke.

6. It Prevents One From Having Kidney Stone.

Boiled Corn prevents one from having kidney stones. Kidney stones occur when clumps of materials form in concentrated urine. Calcium is the most common electrolyte that causes kidney stones but the presence of potassium helps reduce it.

7. It Provides Energy To The Body.

The presence of vitamin B1 (Thiamine) helps in carbohydrates metabolism which in turn provide a sufficient amount of energy needed by the body for its daily activities.

8. It Helps In Body Tissues Repair.

The presence of Vitamin C In boiled corn help to repair tissue damage and helps in the development of new body tissues.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-corn-good-for-you#downsides

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