Is Corn Healthy or Not?

In the Philippines, corn is one of the most famous go-to foods anywhere. You can buy it grilled, steamed or get it as a popcorn! Corn is also popular with it being refined such as tortillas, chips, corn meal, corn flour, corn oil and so on. However, the general use of corn in food products has led to debate whether corn is really healthy or not. As my research goes on regarding this matter, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no evidence that corn is harmful to our health.

Did You Know?

  • Corn is called maize by most countries, this comes from the Spanish word ‘maiz’. Here in the Philippines, corn is also called ‘Mais’
  • With the exception of Antarctica, corn is produced on every continent in the world.
  • There are over 3,500 different uses for corn products.
  • Corn can be produced in various colors including blackish, bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white and the most common yellow.

Health Benefits 

KEEPS SKIN HEALTHY

Corn has Vitamin C and lycopene (antioxidants) that increase the production of collagen and prevent UV generated free radicals from damaging the skin. Besides being eaten, its products like corn oil, corn starch can be directly applied on the skin and often used as an ingredient in many cosmetic products.

HEALTHY FOR YOUR EYES

Corn is an excellent source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These two major carotenoids either help prevent Macular Degeneration or may slow rise of the disease.

PREVENTS DIABETES

Corns have a compound called polyphenols, it is considered protective against type-2 Diabetes. High in fiber, corn also aids in reducing cholesterol levels in the body by reducing the levels of blood sugar in diabetics too.

AID FOR THOSE UNDERWEIGHT

With corn, not only do you get healthy calories, you also get a host of vitamins and good quality fiber.

LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR AND CHOLESTEROL LEVEL

According to Bangalore based Dietitian and Wellness Consultant, Dr. Sheela Krishnaswamy, “Corn is rich in carbs, it’s a great source of energy.” Also, it is high in nutrients and is extremely rich in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C, which helps in fighting diseases and generating new cells.

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