Monsoons and corn go hand in hand, no rainy season is complete without having some chargrilled corn cobs, but people have started considering corns as unhealthy and started to avoid them. Corns have various health benefits and if taken in the correct way won’t do any harm. The best way to have it is either grilled or steamed, it is the overload of butter and salt that makes it unhealthy. Following are some benefits listed of corn that would make you want to include it in your diet:
- High on fibre: Corn is high in both soluble and insoluble fibre, the soluble fibre helps in controlling elevated cholesterol while the insoluble part helps in preventing constipation and haemorrhoids, and reducing the chances of irritable bowel syndrome.
- High on energy: It is high in carbohydrates making it a good source of energy, this property makes it especially beneficial for athletes.
- Prevents anaemia: Folic acid and vitamin B12 are both responsible for the production of red blood cells and corn is rich in both folic acid and vitamin B12 causing it to prevent anaemia.
- Improves Vision: It is rich in Vitamin A which helps in preventing macular degeneration making it good for the eyes and vision.
- Cancer prevention: Corns are rich in antioxidants which helps in cancer prevention.
- Gluten-free: Corns are gluten-free in nature and can be well tolerated by people suffering from celiac disease.
- Prevents Hypertension: It has phenolic phytochemicals and vitamin B which helps in regulating blood pressure and adrenal glands.
- May prevent Alzheimer’s: It is a source of thiamine which is known to sharpen brain function, also it contains acetylcholine which leads to memory improvement.
So don’t be afraid of corns and enjoy some this monsoon!!