Health Benefits of Eating Corn

Did you know that you’re getting more than just fiber from every corn kernel?

Know more of the health benefits of eating corn in this article.

We enjoy the health benefits of eating corn every time we bite away a corn kernel off its cob. If someone tells you that you get no health benefits from eating corn, you can bust him/her with the nutritional contents written in this article.

It may be surprising to some that aside from its dietary fiber, the health benefits of eating corn is tremendous. Each one is packed with Vitamin B1, B5, C, folate, phosphorus and manganese. A 7″ ear (half a cup) contains about 75 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbohydrates. It contains 0 cholesterol, low amounts of saturated fats, magnesium, zinc, copper, sugar and iron. The health benefits of eating corn also include phytonutrients or antioxidant contents which vary in extent depending on the color of the corn you are eating.

The health benefits of corn may be summed up towards our digestive health, cardiovascular health, strengthened immune system, eye health as well as an energy booster.

The digestive health from its fibers is one of the health benefits of eating corn. These indigestible carbohydrates are needed by the body to help move our wastes. Beware not to eat too much of it though, as fiber may cause constipation as it may help relieve it.

The health benefits of eating corn brought by folate is remarkable, as well. This vitamin helps pregnant women in development of their baby’s brain during the early stages of pregnancy. Folate also helps protect our heart against diseases like stroke and heart attacks.

The health benefits of eating corn also include stronger defense again radical cells. These are attributed to its antioxidant and Vitamin C contents.

This grain is probably the most versatile of all grains. Aside from the health benefits of eating corn, there are varying corn products that range from cornstarch to high-fructose corn syrup to corn feeds which may be the very reasons why corn as “food” has been having a bad reputation in the health department. It’s very simple. As long as we eat the whole unprocessed ones, we always enjoy the health benefits of eating corn.

Health concern: Does its sugar content affect the health benefits of corn?

Half a cup of corn contains about 3 grams of sugar. Its low glycemic index of 42 however trumps that sugar content. This means our blood sugar level would not spike due to corn. In fact, eating corn has blood sugar benefit to the bodies. This is due to its fiber and protein contents working together to regulate our body’s sugar level. To lay your worry to rest, corn is part of the Diabetes Food Pyramid together with other grains and beans.

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  1. A very useful and informative article my friend.

  2. I am eating boiled corn or maize and I loved it!

  3. useful share

  4. very informative

  5. umm I like corns sometime roasted corn,some tome boiled or in form of cornflakes.

  6. Great article. In an ideal world you could have included a simple recipe for roast corn, but then Triond might have put your article in Notecook.

  7. great one. thanks.

  8. I am glad to know that corn is so beneficial as I do enjoy it.

  9. Excellent post

  10. Excellent health benefits.

  11. tasty and healthy.

  12. Great article, well written.

  13. Corn is rich of Vit.B.

  14. I Love corn.

  15. Very useful infor here friend!

  16. I love corn. It’s the staple food of Cebuanos.

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  18. A good thing my daughter likes knowing it is good for her health

  19. very informative

  20. I love this! Is popcorn included in the ‘processed’ thing you said?

  21. Corn is one of my favorite vegetables – alone, mixed with other vegetables, on the cob, in soups – it is so versatile.

  22. I love corn on the cob with a nob of butter.

  23. corn on the cob is delicious. corn with peas and beans too. a really enjoyable and educational article. thanks for sharing this.

  24. Terrible

  25. dear, do you know this article is #2 on Healthmad’s most popular? Congratulations!

  26. well written, corn is an essential food if prepared correctly

  27. aw, love. good stuff, good stuff.

  28. interesting article.. keep it up!!

  29. Very informative article..

  30. Like information

  31. My second visit. Happy New Year, being well! How’re you doing?

  32. Thank you for writing and educating me on the benefits of eating corn. I have always been taught that corn is the most useless vegetable in terms of nutritional value. However, after reading your article, I see I am wrong about that. Thanks, Chris

  33. I like roast corn, nice to know that corn has many benefit.

  34. okay! I haven’t heard of this before. Thanks for the info.

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