Why you should add corn to your diet – Corn is one of the most popular cereal grains in the world. It is also known as Maize. It is a seed grain of a plant which originates from the grass family. It is grown in almost every part of the world. There are so many nutritional and health benefits of eating corn and adding it to one’s diets.
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Some of these health benefits include the control of diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension and the prevention of neural-tube defects at birth. Many people eat corn because they want to get rid of hunger; some eat it because they are drawn by the smell of the fresh roasted or boiled corn they perceive from afar.
Corn is basically yellow but comes in a variety of other colours like red, orange, white and black. Corn could be eaten as sweet corn, popcorn, and other refined products.
Corn has many health benefits due to the presence of the rich nutrients that it contains. Corn is rich in phytochemicals and provides protection against a number of chronic diseases. Find below some of the amazing reasons why you should add corn to your diet:
1. It helps reduce the risk of hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer
It has been discovered that the fiber content in one cup of corn has about 18.4 percent of the daily recommended amount. This helps to prevent digestive problems like constipation and hemorrhoids. It also helps to lower the risk of colon cancer because it is whole grain. Fiber also assists in bowel movements which stimulates peristaltic motion and enhance the secretion of gastric juice and bile.