Health and beauty benefits of corn

Health benefits of corn

Nothing beats the first crunchy bite of freshly picked sweet corn (Zea mays), one of simplest, purest pleasures on a warm summer’s evening. This tender and delicious summer veggie has a set of health beneficial nutrients when is unprocessed, organic, non-GMO and is absolutely guilt-free. Corn is a rich source of flavonoids, antioxidants especially lutein and zeaxanthin, protein, starch, fiber and provides the necessary calories for healthy, daily metabolism.

When eaten in an unprocessed and properly prepared, non-GMO corn is going to help you with: diabetes, hypertension, emorrhoids, colorectal cancer, diarrhea, anemia, cholesterol, immune system, eye health and digestive health.

3 Interesting facts about corn

1

Many colours and types

Corn (maize) has six different types and those are sweet corn, pod, dent, flint, flour corn and popcorn. Each ear of corn has around 800 kernels in 16 rows. Corn kernels have various colors depending on the variety of corn and those colours are green, red, bluish … and the most common yellow.

2

Corn is in almost everything

Corn has many uses, it’s used to make plastic, rubber and other chemical products, for the production of ethanol, as a major component in many food items, for the production of high fructose corn syrup, for soft drinks, for many non-food items such soap, antibiotics … fireworks and cosmetics.

3

Corn is more complex than humans

Corn has 32,000 genes spread over 10 chromosomes. This fact will lead to new genetically designed varieties produced via genetic engineering and new concerns about genetically engineered foods which can cause cancer and hormone disruptions.

Corn controls blood sugar

According to studies, eating corn kernels is effective way to reduce signs of diabetes and to control blood sugar in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Corn kernels are also classified as a low-GI food and have phenolic phytochemicals that regulates the absorption and release of insulin.

Corn is good for digestive problems including hemorrhoids

Corn is rich source of dietary fiber, an indigestible portion of food that helps with digestive problems such as constipation, bowel movements, loose stools, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and colon cancer. Also, dietary fibers from corn kernels are responsible for development of healthy bacteria in the large intestine.

Corn is beneficial for pregnant women

Pregnant women are often very cautious in selecting what to eat. Corn kernels are absolutely safe to eat during pregnancy and particularly beneficial for pregnant women because extra nutrients and minerals are needed for healthy pregnancy.

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Rejuvenating corn mask for facial skin

1 egg white
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of polenta
Combine egg white, lemon juice, honey and corn flour and mix all together. Apply on washed or wiped face, let it dry and then rinse it off with cold water.

rejuvenating corn skin facial mask recipe

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