This is the season of corn also known as maize so I decided to do a research on the amazing health benefits. I was so amazed when I found out it is packed with numerous health benefits. However you love it, boiled, roasted, processed into corn flour or corn oil it is still very beneficial. Let's see some of the health benefits of this healthy crop.
Corn reduces the risk of cancer.
It helps to reduce risks of various cancers like colon and lung cancer. Since they're rich in fibre, they reduce cholesterol levels which in turn reduces the risk of colon cancer. They're a good source of ferulic acid which plays a vital role in stopping cancers. There is also a compound in corn, beta- cryptoxanthin which promotes lung health and fights against lungs cancer. If you want to prevent the risk the cancer, use corn oil as an optional oil when cooking.
Corn against diabetes.
Corn have active compound called polyphenols which is considered helpful in the fight for type 2 diabetes. So if you're diabetic you can add corn to your diet. These polyphenols acts by decreasing high blood sugar. Since a diabetes patient is deficient in insulin, eating maize isn't bad because it improves insulin production and insulin sensitivity to convert blood sugar.
Corn helps to improve eye health.
Poor vision or poor eye health leading to conditions like cataract can be caused by many factors including old age and poor eating habits. Maize or corn are rich in Lutein and zeaxanthin which helps to boast eye health. These carotenoids helps to also reduce cataract risk and macular degeneration.
Rich in manganese.
Manganese is a mineral that is found in various foods including nuts, seeds and green vegetables. The health benefits of manganese cannot be over emphasized as it helps in fighting numerous health problem. It is efficient for boosting metabolism, reducing inflammation, fighting diabetes, proper bone health and many more. Do you know that deficiency of manganese in diet can cause infertility? To be on the safe side, start eating enough maize/corn.
Helps in fighting against constipation.
Corn contains fibres and fibres are very good for digestive health. Having digestive problems like constipation? Try eating a maize rich meal to relieve it.
Beneficial during pregnancy.
Corn or maize is beneficial during pregnancy as it helps in healthy brain growth of the fetus because it contains a vitamin called Thiamine. Maize also has pantothenic acid which is needful for the healthy functioning of body organs during pregnancy.
Maize or corn oil helps to improve hair health.
Are you in need of stronger hairs? Do you need more hair growth? You've found a solution now because corn oil gotten from oil help to get stronger hairs by improving blood circulation to the scalp. Corn oil contains many vitamins but most importantly Vitamin C. This Vitamin C helps your body to absorb more iron which is a needful mineral for hair growth.
Corn is good for Anaemic patients.
Anaemia is a condition caused by lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood leading to fatigue and paleness. The most common type of anemia globally is the Iron deficiency anemia. Iron is the most important element for blood production. Corn is rich in Iron (2.71mg), Folic acid and Vitamin B6 which all aids in the production of red blood cells in the body.
Prevents Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease also known as senile dementia is a progressive decrease that damages memory and other important mental functions. Over 50 million people globally is suffering from this disease and the number is growing day by day. The good news is that corn is a good source of Vitamin B1 also known as Thiamin which plays a key role in the maintenance of brain function. It also helps to synthesize acetylcholine which in turn leads to improve memory.
Corn helps to revive a weak immune system.
In this era of the pandemic, health organizations has advised that we should build our systems immunity. Corn is very rich in essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc and our body needs these minerals on a daily basis to help build our immunity. By building immunity, it helps to fight against viruses and harmful bacteria. So if you're looking for ways to revive a weak immune system, corn might be a right choice.
I'm very surprised at the numerous health of this crop, are you?
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