Corn or maize is counted among the most popular cereals in the world. Corn is rich in fiber, vitamins, antioxidants. It is also good for the heart, and prevents constipation.

Health Benefits of Corn;

1. Corn may Prevent Constipation

According to some research, a cup of corn contains 18.4% of fiber. This fiber content helps in alleviating digestive problems like constipation.

Note that, dietary fibers help soften stool, which in return also promotes regular elimination of waste.

2. Corn can provide Eye & Skin Care

Vitamin A is very essential for good vision and skin. Yellow corn is a good source of beta-carotene which forms vitamin A in the body.

Note that, despite the fact that, Vitamin A is good, it is not advisable to have it in excess. It can be toxic if consumed in excess.

At times, the beta-carotene is not completely converted into vitamin A, so the unconverted nutrients, becomes a strong antioxidant which fights disease.

3. Corn may Induce Weight Gain

Yellow corn is very rich in calories and is found in many places. Sweet yellow corn and white corn have a calorific content of 96 calories per 100 grams.

Make sweet yellow corn your friend if you want to gain some weight.

4. Corn provides protective antioxidants

Corn/maize contains an antioxidant called Quercetin which helps combat both acute and chronic inflammation. Also, the nutrients in corn helps protect the body against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

5. Corn might Protect Your Heart

Following research on corn, corn oil has an anti-atherogenic effect on the human cholesterol levels. Which in turn makes it reduce the risk of having some cardiovascular diseases.

Corn is close to an optimal fatty acid combination, which allows omega-3 fatty acids to take away bad cholesterol and replace them at the binding sites. This will reduce the chances of arteries becoming clogged, and will reduce blood pressure, and may minimize the risk of heart attack.

Other benefits include;
  • Corn may help manage Diabetes
  • Corn is good for your digestion