Is Corn Healthy | Surprising Facts About Its Nutrition & Benefits

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People eating the average American diet today unknowingly consume more corn every day in one way or another than they’d probably ever believe. Confused about the nutritional value of corn and whether or not it’s bad for you? Well then, you’re not alone. Today's video will discuss Is Corn Healthy Surprising Facts About Its Nutrition, Benefits. Is corn good for your health? When combined with other plant foods like beans, vegetables and avocados, the nutritional value of corn has helped support growing populations, especially living in impoverished areas, for many years. As a “staple crop,” it provides a high amount of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, carbohydrates and important calories to millions of people every year. Health Benefits 1. Good Source of Antioxidants Corn is surprisingly a high-antioxidant food. The different color varieties of the kernels signify various types of phytonutrient combinations and nutritional values of corn. The most popular type, yellow corn, is particularly a good source of carotenoid antioxidants, especially lutein and zeaxanthin. 2. High in Fiber Does corn make you poop? Like all vegetables and whole plant foods, it is a food that provides a nice dose of filling fiber. It has a high ratio of insoluble-to-soluble fiber. This means it has various beneficial effects on the digestive system. Insoluble fiber is the type that moves throughout the digestive system unabsorbed and metabolized. 3. Slowly Digested Source of Carbohydrates Corn is high in starch, which is a type of complex carbohydrate that supports steady energy levels. Unlike refined carbohydrates, which zap us of energy and aren’t filling for long, foods high in starch and fiber are beneficial for controlling blood sugar levels because the fiber slows down the rate at which glucose (sugar) is released into the bloodstream. 4. Naturally Gluten-Free Although this vegetable is usually grouped together with other grains and used in similar ways, it’s actually not a “grain” and doesn’t contain any gluten. What’s the deal with gluten? Consuming gluten is linked to many different negative symptoms, including digestive issues like bloating, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue and skin problems. 5. Part of Traditional Diets Linked to Longevity and Overall Health Today, levels of obesity, hypertension and insulin resistance are high among indigenous communities living in North America that have veered away from their traditional diets and started adopting a standard “western diet. What do you think of this important information? Let me know in our comment section below. #cornhealthbenefits #corn ------------------------------------------- FOR MORE DETAILS: ------------------------------------------- CONNECT WITH US: ► Like us at Facebook ► Tweet us at Twitter ► Subscribe us at Youtube ► Read Blog at Blogspot ------------------------------------------ Don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel and click the link below to subscribe to our channel and get informed when we add new content: -------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- Medical Disclaimer:-
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