The introduction of corn in diet has many health benefits. This is because its components have good properties for the body. A portion of corn is a delicious, seasonal meal, and another advantage is that it helps you lose extra pounds. A cob is nutritious, consistent and doesn’t exceed 100 calories.
The corn has many vitamins (A, E, H), especially choline, a vitamin in B group that maintains the health of body cells. Also, the choline reduces bad cholesterol in blood, stimulates metabolism, normalizes the nervous system activity. The corn contains a significant amount of minerals and trace elements which include potassium, magnesium, iron, iodine, calcium, copper, zinc, sodium.
After the boiling procces, the corn tastes great (it is juicy and sweet) and does not lose its properties. Corn grain softens but is not destroyed while it is cooking.
The boiled corn is recommended for people suffering from liver disease, heart disease, nephritis, gout, constipation, vascular diseases and other.
Corn soup is recommended in the treatment of digestive disorders, gastric mucosal or relieve the symptoms of gastritis.
The corn contains lutein and zeaxanthin. These substances protect the eyesight, maintain its health. Lutein is a natural antioxidant that prevents cataracts and macular degeneration. Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid that protects the retina from harmful attacks of blue light by filtering it. Lutein has a beneficial effect on the heart, brain and skin, reduces the formation of plaques in the arteries and oxidation of the skin.
Potassium from corn is cardiac and muscle tonic, regulates the adrenal glands, the secretion of hormones (adrenaline and insulin). Along with sodium, potassium plays a role in the regulation of body water ( fights the fluid retention ).
Vitamin A from the corn is an antioxidant that’s maintaining the eye health. Maintain the vitality of skin, hair, mucous membrane of the nose, mouth, lungs, strengthens bones, increases resistance to infection, helps in cell proliferation and normal tissue formation, ensure the proper functioning of the endocrine glands and strengthens the immune system.
Because of vegetable fibers, boiled corn lowers blood closterol, normalizes glucose, provides a quick feeling of satiety without eating very much. Corn grains has antioxidants that help detoxify the body, to prevent heart disease and premature aging of the body. Also, the corn is good for nerve cells that have vitamin from B group, and reduce the risk of muscular dystrophy, arthritis, osteoarthritis and other joint diseases.
Children should eat corn because it provides the body with minerals and vitamins.
Corn helps you lose weight because it has the ability to destroy some of the fat that come through food bowl (resulting from digestion of the mouth) in the gastrointestinal tract. This process does not adversely affect the gastric mucosa or subcutaneous fat. Corn diet is recommended during the summer, because the corn is fresh . Initially, the first and second day you have to serve boiled corn, about 400 g per day. Then, the diet can also contain vegetables, tomato salad, peppers, cabbage and cucumbers. The carrots can be placed in the diet because they are an important source of beta-carotene that converts to vitamin
A in the body and helps maintain the health and increase the immunity of the organism.
Boiled corn- Preparing:
Yu buy corn cobs with all the leaves, check the top if the beans are tender and fine formated . Once you have cleaned the leaves off, they are placed in a roomy pot, add enough water so that the corn is fully immersed in water. Above put the corn leaves, they must be covered by water too. Cover the pot with a lid, boil at low heat (for an hour and half) until the beans are yellow, soft, but without crumbing. Finally, try with a fork if cooked enough, then serve them warm with salt and possibly a little butter.
Corn soup – Recipe:
Use the following ingredients:
• 400 g of corn grains
• 300 ml vegetable stock
• 2 medium potatoes
• 700 ml of milk
• an onion
• olive oil
• seasoning (salt and pepper after taste)
• fresh herbs (parsley).
Preparing: Peel the onion, wash it, chop finely and it softens a little in olive oil; instead of olive oil you can use a tablespoon of butter (the taste will also be delicious) separately, prepare a vegetable soup (carrot, parsley, pepper, etc.); add to soup the soften onion; Peel potatoes, wash with cold water, cut into small pieces and boil in vegetable soup; boil the corn grains in milk, then it’s mixed with the soup; put some salt and pepper, after taste and sprinkle fresh parsley for flavor.
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