5 Hidden Health Benefits Of Eating Corn
- Corn is a major delicacy for most Ghanaians
- Whether it’s boiled, roasted or sweet corn, we all can’t get enough
- Here are 5 hidden benefits of eating corn regularly
Corn – we all love it; whether boiled or roasted; popcorn or sweet corn. It’s something we all crave for. It's a yellow gift from nature.
A lot of Ghanaians are addicted to chewing corns. From the roasted one by the roadside to the freshly boiled one; the sweet corns and down to the all-time favourite popcorn.
Corn is a major delicacy for many people. Here are 5 amazing health benefits of eating corn:
1) Lower blood sugar and cholesterol
Sweet corn especially helps to increase blood flow, lower cholesterol level and regulate insulin. It’s a great choice for a diabetic patient
2) Helps during pregnancy
Corn has amazing benefits, especially for pregnant women. It contains folic acid which helps to reduce the risk of birth defects in babies.
3) Preserve healthy skin and eye
Corn is rich in Vitamin C and it helps to increase the production of collagen and also fights to prevent the skin from getting damaged.
Yellow corn especially contains Vitamin A which is essential for the maintenance of the eyes.
4) Reduce the risk of cancer
Regular intake of corn helps lower your chances of having lung and colon cancer. Since it’s rich in fibre, it helps to lower your cholesterol level and in turn fights against cancer.
5) Reduce the risk of anaemia
Corn is rich in Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron. All of these help in the production of red blood cells which fights against Anaemia.