Corn Nutrients and Health Benefits

Yellow Corn

Corn is pretty popular around the whole world, but it is called many different names. In United States it is mainly called Corn, but in agriculture and science people call it Maize. In Ukraine and Russia it is called Кукуруза (Kookoorooza), but in Southern Africa it is referred to as Malie (or Mielie). Corn’s binomial name is Zea Mays from the Poaceae family.

Corn is considered to be a cereal grain and not as a vegetable. Even though this grain is very widely known around the world but the funny thing is that I just recently realized that I didn’t have an article about it on my GenuineAid Blog. The way I realized it is when I wrote my previous article called Healthy Energy Salad Meal, and I wanted to put a link to a corn article but couldn’t find one. So, there it is Corn Nutrients and Health Benefits.

Yellow CornCorn is supposedly the most widely grown crop in the USA and covers about 37 percent of America’s land. People use corn (or maize) for lots of different things, like as food for humans, as food for animals (or fodder), as alternative medicine, as chemicals, as a biofuel, as decorations, and even as a sandbox filler. It’s amazing to see how people can twist this God-given grain into so many uses, even into dangerous ones like alcohol and HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup).

By the way, did you know that the fresh ripe corn can be eaten without cooking? Just a few years ago I found that out and tried it. The corn tasted amazingly delicious without any cooking. Also, do not even think of believing the stupid commercials or infomercials which promoted High Fructose Corn Syrup as a “Natural” and “Healthy” food, you’ll destroy yourself and/or your family. If you or someone you know got diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, then you might want to get off of Corn Syrup and Red-40 containing foods, read more on that topic my older article called ADD or ADHD Natural Treatment Support. Anyway, the Nutrients in one cup (or 154 grams) of Raw Sweet Yellow Corn are:

– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin (Good Amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Choline
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Selenium
– Natural Fats
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Sugars
– Calories

According to the ingredients above and their amounts, the Health Benefits of Raw Sweet Yellow Corn are:

Vitamin B1:
– Regulates Energy Supplies
– Supports Healthy Heart Function
– May Increase appetite
– Reduces Numbness in Legs
– Supports Muscles
– Supports Nervous system
– Supports Cardiovascular function

Vitamin B9:
– Supports cell production
– Helps protect from anemia
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Supports Healthy Nerve Function
– May prevent from osteoporosis
– May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
– Reduces Irritability
– Protects from depression
– Reduces Insomnia
– Helps protect from fatigue
– Improves memory
– Reduces gingivitis
– Reduces birth defects
– Supports brain health
– Improves Spine health

Vitamin C:
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

Dietary Fiber:
– Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
– Normalizes Cholesterol Levels
– Regularizes Bowel Movement
– Helps prevent constipation
– Helps prevent hemorrhoids
– Supports Weight Loss

Want to try some corn or find good deals for it online? Then start with these healthy corn products below…

Freeze Dried Organic Super Sweet Corn - 5lb. Westbrae Natural Vegetarian Organic Golden Corn, Whole Kernel, 15.25 Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) Libby's Organic Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) Sensible Foods Organic Crunch Dried Snacks, Sweet Corn, 0.75-Ounce, (pack of 12)

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