Corn, The Special Food
Summer is the time for fresh sweet corn to flood the market. Corn can be considered both vegetable and grain. When eaten fresh and in kernel form, it falls under the vegetable category while these kernels when dried and roasted into popcorns fall under the grain category. Corn is believed to have extreme nutritional benefits. So, include corn in your breakfast or evening snacks. When you feel like munching on something, corn is the right choice. It will not add unnecessary fat to your diet but fill your diet with dietary fiber. Corn is an excellent natural source to keep your blood pressure under control. It is rich in antioxidant which fights against cell damage. Antioxidants present in the diet can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. It is proved that antioxidant present in corn is more than that present in wheat, rice and oats. The antioxidant present in corn includes Carotenoids, vitamin C and vitamin E. The presence of Carotenoids also helps in improving eye health. To maintain a good eye sight, corn is very important along with other healthy foods. 1 cup of yellow corn daily adds enough dietary fiber to your daily need to release you from problems related to constipation. Corn is also rich in manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6.