is Corn good for health?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    i am crazy for corn--

    The second most plentiful cereal grown for human consumption is corn. Although many cultures around the world have lived on this grain, there are still many myths and misconceptions regarding corn, often referred to as maize.

    Corn is a versatile crop and everything on the corn plant is useable. No part of the corn plant needs to be wasted. The husks of corn are traditionally used in making tamales, the kernels for food, the stalks for animal food and the corn silks for medicinal tea. Food products made from corn include corn oil, corn meal, corn syrup and even bourbon. The most important refined corn products are corn sweeteners that last year accounted for more than 56 percent of the national nutritive sweetener market. One cup of raw white corn has about 130 calories, 2 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 29 grams of carbohydrate and 4 grams of fiber with no cholesterol. Corn is also rich in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin that have been associated with lower risk of chronic diseases. Moreover, corn oil is high in the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid as well as vitamin E. Other sources of antioxidants and vitamins are found in supplements.

    enjoy corn

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  • 4 years ago

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    Source(s): Delicious Paleo Recipes Guide : http://PaleoCookbook.raiwi.com/?zPdr
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  • 1 decade ago

    Corn, as well as most other vegetables is very good for your health. It has very low calories, and its only source of energy is healthy plant sugar. It also contains very large amounts of cellulose. Your body cannot digest cellulose, but it is necessary for a healthy digestive system.

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  • 6 years ago

    Yeah of course

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Has almost no nutritional value, in one end out the other, literally, try swallowing some whole corn kernels and see what comes out, but it it a good filler, this is what they use in most "cheap"dog foods.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sure it has vitamins. Not so good for your digestive track, especially as you get older.

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