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.

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  • Corn is one of the best food nutrients,it reduces the risk of Anemia. Corn is rich is in Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron which helps in the production of red blood cells in the body.Health Benefits of Corn. Energy Enhancer. Miracle for those underweight. Lowers Blood Sugar & Cholesterol Level. Helpful during Pregnancy. Preserve Healthy Skin.Corn is an ancient vegetable that is packed full of nutrients.

    - Okoye Joseph - 2019-10-09 18:09:59 Quote

  • Roasted one ehh!

    Its in comparable... I just love it...

    The boiled one is not bad neither... Most time I do eat for afternoon along with beans... 

    Yoruba do Called it twins food hehe 🤣🤣

    - Abdulkareem Robiu - 2019-10-09 18:13:03 Quote

  • I never knew that corn could have so much benefit. I am this kind of person who gets cough easily and i was told not to eat corn, so i haven't eaten corn dor the past two years now. But with these benefit, i think i will start eating corn now.

    - Daniel Jubril - 2019-10-09 19:08:30 Quote

  • I can't do a day without eating corn it is very essential for the body eating corn can make someone have enough of energy and the above listed options and opinion is also the best I give kudos to the writer for this wonderful write-up

    - Choice Omowunmi - 2019-10-09 19:08:53 Quote

  • Uhmmmm, this is amazing thanks for sharing this information with us it's really helpful and educative I can't believe corn can do so much for our body, from now on I include corn in my food 

    - Adekunle Victor - 2019-10-09 19:09:21 Quote

  • Oh my God. This is amazing. I never knew corn had all does health benefits. Know I will put it in to proper use because all I do is eat all in the name of eating and enjoying sake

    - Noah Hezekiah - 2019-10-09 19:48:48 Quote

  • Like seriously, corn has all this benefits?  I never know, there are a lot of things we see daily and we don't know how useful they are, can you imagine, corn has all this benefits, thanks for sharing this with us, the more reason I love nnu, I've been learning a lot of things since I joined, good to be here.

    - Jerry ifeoluwa Adebayo - 2019-10-09 19:53:50 Quote

  • I eat corn every now and then, but didn't really know it packed all this nutritional benefits. But now I have read, and I have learned. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us

    - Anthony Adinamou - 2019-10-09 20:02:35 Quote

  • Truly speacking I don't know that corn as good benefit for the body like this, personal speacking I don't really like corn, but now that I know the advantage I'll learn how to eat it.

    - Sayaolu Remilekun - 2019-10-09 20:06:56 Quote

  • Wow this is unbelievable,so I have been lacking and loosing a lot of nutrients just because I eat corn once in a blue moon.

    From now I will surely try my best to always get to eat corn at least once in two days

    - Emmanuel Ayooluwa - 2019-10-09 20:12:33 Quote

  • Nice work Bro, I never knew the corn I eat carelessly just to satisfy my hungry stomach has all these benefits I guess from now I won't eat it for the sake of hunger alone but with the hope of getting these benefits therein. 

    - Emmanuel Ekaka - 2019-10-09 20:17:00 Quote

  • Before I don't really know much about the importance of corn, what I actually know is that corn is an energy given food, but thanks to nnuforum now I know other importance of corn in the body 

    - JULUUS POLYCARP - 2019-10-09 20:29:49 Quote

  • Interesting, naturally I love eating corn but never knew it has such wonderful health benefits, this is really great. Now I will increase the intake rate of corn to gain more Vitamins for a healthy life. I really appreciate this wonderful enlightenment. 

    - Christogonus Uneze - 2019-10-09 21:06:07 Quote

  • Wow this is an eye opener I never knew corn is this nutricoius and has a lot nutrients to keep the human body working actively. Now I will start to eat corn roasted or cooked corn for my body to work actively without any form of delay 

    - Charles Esther - 2019-10-09 21:14:50 Quote

  • Thanks for this wonderful post,so corn is this important to health.

    I never knew it's one of the food that add value to the body.

    I'll now recommend it for my family and friend

    - George Micheal - 2019-10-09 21:17:42 Quote

  • Thanks for this write up, I never knew corns are so benefitting. Everybody loves eating corn but we don't have the knowledge of it's nutrients. Now, I will eat more of it 

    - Olawale Quadri - 2019-10-09 21:26:50 Quote

  • This is surprisingly shocking. Never knew corn has all these much importance. I have a friend who can almost do without not eating it in a day. I'm sure if he sees this, he's just gonna get addicted to it.. Lol.. 

    - Damilola Olayemi - 2019-10-09 21:30:12 Quote

  • I like eating corn and I eat it almost every day. I Know corn has a lot of fiber but  I never knew about all these other benefits. I will put more effort in my corn intake, it's really nutritious

    - Comfort Odo - 2019-10-09 22:20:25 Quote

  • Corn is rich is in Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron which helps in the production of red blood cells in the body.Health Benefits of Corn. Energy Enhancer. Miracle for those underweight. Lowers Blood Sugar & Cholesterol Level. Helpful during Pregnancy. Preserve Healthy Skin.Corn is an ancient vegetable that is packed full of nutrients.

    - Mmesoma Udeh - 2019-10-10 16:19:12 Quote

  • so many thing and their amazing work. Who would know the common corn could do all these. All we do is eat for fun,  without knowing it is doing a lot in our body. Thanks anyway.

    - Oluwapelumi Adebayo - 2019-10-10 19:02:11 Quote

  • I prefer roasted corn to the boiled corn especially when it's the freshly harvested corn which all the nutrients and taste will still exist in it. But the nutrients and taste usually fade away if not cooked immediately after harvest and the sellers do put saccharine chemical which is not so good for the health. 

    - Faruq IBRAHIM - 2019-10-10 19:07:25 Quote

  • Yes there are many nutrients embedded in corn,it beyond what nutritionist can see.it provide energy and lower blood pressure, it can be processed in to many things,pap ,corn flakes etc

    - Ajala Babatunde - 2019-10-10 19:10:11 Quote

  • What a fantastic advantage ,no wonder this is why most or the people living in geographical area been healthy,in addition it is sweet and one of the most fastest food. God loves use so much with is natural gift.

    - Ibrahim Bashiru - 2019-10-10 19:14:25 Quote

  • Wow!!I never know corn had benefits like that.I actually like taking anything corn any chance I have and am so happy to see it's benefits meaning my corn eating isn't going to be in vain.

    - eniola akinola - 2019-10-10 19:32:37 Quote

  • Seriously i so much enjoy eating corn wether boiled or roasted..now this post has actually given me more reasons to eat more corn 🌽..i never knew corn contained all this health benefits

    - Chris Egwu - 2019-10-10 20:39:25 Quote

  • Corn here we come, I have always loved eating corn weather boiled, roasted or anyhow for the fact that it is corn and just seeing that it has all these wonderful health benefits and added to also dat it curbs cancer. It a nice appetite increase. 

    - Orji Nelly - 2019-10-11 22:40:50 Quote

  • Really....I love eating corn like.. especially the boiled one ,I can eat as many as possible.i didn't even know that it is highly nutritional but now that I no....I continue to eat it very well and also tell people about it

    - Akinkuebi Boluwatife - 2019-10-11 22:58:05 Quote

  • This is a very interesting post, i have been eating all types of corn for a very long time now and i didnt know that it is very rich in different nutrients.well these would make me continue eating my corn witj passion and i thank the writer for sharing his piece of knowledge witj us members.

    - Ugwuodo Jonas - 2019-10-11 23:08:49 Quote

  • Waow! So corn is so much useful to the body system like this? I never know all of these things. All what I know is just to eat and enjoy myself. I really appreciate who post this out for the benefit of someone like me that knows not what corn do in the body system and how we use it. I am sure now that I will upgrade my level of taking corn. Thanks.

    - Badmus Usman - 2019-10-11 23:20:42 Quote

  • Thank you so much for this information.I didn't like eating corn before but as a result of this enlightenment I think I would consider and start eating it becaisbof the health benefits of it .I would start doing that by the next corn season which would be next year.

    Thank you once again for this vital information.

    - Emmanuel Izuagba - 2019-10-11 23:22:06 Quote

  • Great there are some fruits/crops that when you hear what it does in the body,you become shock at the same time happy that one is taking good care of the body

    - Umar Sulayman - 2019-10-12 20:40:20 Quote

  • I have been staying away from corn for a very long time, because I have a hole in my teeth,but seeing d health tips and nutrients from that same corn...Am so going back to devour them

    Thanks for the information, really appreciate it

    - Okondu Kingsley - 2019-10-13 00:12:13 Quote

  • i so mcuh love corn and i mostly buy the roasted one not really in love with the boiled corn.

    i am in love with it and with this health benefit i would take when i get to see it in it season again.

    - Emediong akpan - 2019-10-13 00:19:59 Quote

  • Corn related meals are a malor staple in most homes in Nigeria. From our corn flour to pap. from our corn flakes to cooked corn sold along our streets. It is mostly grown in the northern part of Nigeria. there are two variants of the grain: white corn and yellow corn. The white is rich in carbohydrate and fibre. While the yellow corn is also rich in carbohydrate, protein and fibre.

    - Joshua Kolo - 2019-10-13 02:15:48 Quote

  • Corn is very sweet, most especially the one that my village people do. They do soak it in water and allow to absorb for some minutes. The next thing is to smoke it for three minutes. Infact superb refreshment. 

    - Kafilat Atinuke - 2019-10-13 12:32:20 Quote

  • That is why I like eating not only corns but vegetables because they have anti bodies that treats diseases in the body, that means before you get sick it will be difficult,  so I am having my corn today 😂 SUPER corn 🌽 

    - ijesuobo Ikponmwosa - 2019-10-13 15:39:02 Quote

  • I never like Corn but a friend of mine love it so much and make it to live corn. I prefer the boiled corn to the roasted one and I never know corn have all this benefits. I will take more of corn with this benefits I just read about now.

    More corn more benefits I will keep eating corn.

    - Amusan Olaitan - 2019-10-13 18:32:49 Quote

  • I love eating corn alot. To the extent my ex told me if they want to kidnap me. They should just spread corn on the ground like they use in getting fowl. Honestly corn is very good for ones health.

    - Progress Ottuh - 2019-10-13 18:41:23 Quote

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