It’s official! The 2019/2020 corn season is here

It’s corn season again! Corn lovers munch on it either boiled or roasted and, sometimes, spice it up by adding the local pear ‘Ube’ or coconut. Better still, they use it to prepare meals like fried rice, beans, or even cornflakes and popcorn. Don’t get hungry yet. Lol!

Between, do you think it’s not a big deal simply because you’re not a fan? Well, the health reasons below will make you love corn.

1. Corn is rich in healthy carbs

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food composition database, starch is the main kind of carbs found in corn. Corn can give you a great amount of carbohydrates that your body and mind need to function well.

2. Source of fibre

Corn also helps to prevent constipation and reduces cholesterol level.
Healthline stated in an article that one medium bag of popcorn (112 g) contains approximately 16 grams of fibre.

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3. Promotes healthy eyes

The Natural Food Series claimed that corn contains macula pigments that are present in the retina to prevent any damage that may be caused by radical cells.

4. Can help manage diabetes

Having and consuming a steady amount of corn gives energy to people suffering from diabetes without causing a spike in their blood sugar level.

5. Rich source of vitamins and minerals

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Based on the USDA database, the popcorn you love to munch on so much contains, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc and Copper. While our sweet corn contains Vitamins B3, B5, B6, Potassium and…whew, let’s stop here. It’s a whole lot of benefits.
And yes, boiled or roasted, they’re both healthy. Just make sure your roasted corn is exposed to enough heat to kill germs.

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6. Prevents haemorrhoids

Because corn is a whole-grain meal with a high presence of fibre, it helps in
preventing digestive problems like constipation and haemorrhoids; and reduces the risk of colon cancer.

Corn is a rich source of many essential nutrients and fibre. A meal rich in corn can go a long way in protecting you against many diseases and ailments.

What’s your favourite? Roasted or boiled? We would love to know.

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