Corn, is an all time favourite food to most of us. Whether it is boiled, roasted, buttery popcorn,cornmeal or nachos, this grain tastes good and it is also used for dressing fried rice with onion and chillies. This veggie grain has amazing health benefits. It aids to weight loss, promotes good skin, eye care, boosts hair growth and reduces inflammation.
And a study tells that adding Corn to your regular diet helps you to look young and remain young as the anti-oxidants present in it prevents the aging process. Here are some of the health benefits of eating corn.
A recent study reveals that the corn contains beta – carotene which produces Vitamin A . The vitamin A improves the vision and the cartenoids also reduces macular degeneration, which impairs vision at the centre of the line of sight.
Reduces Weight Loss
Corn has essential flavonoids, tannins, saponins etc along with calcium, potassium and magnesium. This regulates genes that controls the accumulation of fat and the rate of metabolism. This gradually helps to lose weight.
Increases Iron Content
Corn has abundance of Iron. Adding corn to your daily diet will solve the problems related to Anemia especially in women and children. Having maximum iron content in your body is essential for good skin, hair and eyes.
Helps in battling Cancer
It is proved that the anti-oxidants have the ability to fight cancer causing free radicals. Corn is a best anti-oxidant and it also contains phenolic compound, ferulic acid. These acids are effective in fighting tumours in breast and liver.
Rich in minerals
Corn is rich in minerals, which are essential for a healthy body. Some of the minerals included in corn are magnesium and phosphorous which are necessary for normal growth, kidney functioning, bone health and maintaining the normal heart rate.