Corn is an all-time favourite seasonal food for most of us. Whether it is boiled sweet corn, warm and buttery popcorn, nachos, cornmeal or roasted corn this beautiful veggie-grain tastes wonderful. Besides the exceptional taste and texture, corn is the go-to for a lot of health issues. It aids weight loss, boosts hair growth and reduces inflammation.
There are a bunch of corn recipes that you can try. You can roast it and apply some salt, red chillies and lemon on it (like we get it in winters) or you can make salsa out of it and eat it with your favourite flavoured nachos. You can even combine it with spinach and make spinach corn or boil it and put some butter on top of it. Try out the sweet corn American chaat or the masala chaat for out-of-the-world taste.
Here are some health, skin and hair benefits that will make your jaw drop and rush to the market to bring in some corns…
The increase in blood glucose levels can result in low oxygen levels in blood. This is aggravated when there are free radicals in your blood. These radicals trigger inflammation of tissues and undesired proliferation of cells. There are anthocyanins and flavonoids present in corn that are radical free scavengers. They eliminate the free radicals and improves the blood flow. It also increases insulin secretion and sensitivity and prevent renal failure.
Might aid weight loss
Corn silk is a soft, thread-like waste material either green or yellow in colour. This silk has many essential flavonoids, tannins, saponins etc along with calcium, potassium and magnesium. This regulates the genes that control fat accumulation, fat cell differentiation while increasing rate of lipolysis and fatty acid metabolism. This gradually helps you lose weight.
Inflammation is your body’s way of responding to threats like pathogens, free radicals, heavy metals and other unfavourable physiological stress. The proteins and phytochemicals in corn offers protection to your body from such pro-inflammatory agents.
Boosts Iron levels
Adding corn to your diet in sufficient amounts can solve issues that result in anemia especially in women and children. Having optimum iron in your body is super essential for your health of your eyes, hair and skin. Corn has abundance of iron.
Enhances endurance and physique
The fibre and carbs present in corn helps in building your dream body. These carbs digest quickly as compared to protein or fat, they can be stored in cells for a long time without causing inflammation. Hence, corn is the solution for enhancing your endurance and physique.