A few Misconceptions About Corn

Aug 31, 2021

A few Misconceptions About Corn

As the main dietary fiber, corn is very rich in nutritional value and there are many kinds of corn. At the same time, there are also many disputes about corn, such as color corn is unhealthy, diabetes can not eat sweet corn, eat corn is not limited, the following detailed answers to these misunderstandings.


A few Misconceptions About Corn

colored corn unhealthy?

The reason why corn has many colors, such as yellow, white and purple, has been misunderstood as genetically modified food. In fact, it is affected by anthocyanin and carotene pigments, resulting in different colors and different functions of corn.

Sweet corn: High in lutein and zeaxanthin, which help reduce your risk of macular disease and protect your eyes.

Purple corn: rich in anthocyanin and strong antioxidant ability, help to delay aging.

White corn: High in resistant starch and dietary fiber for weight loss.



A few Misconceptions About Corn

Can't eat sweet corn with diabetes?

That's a lot of people's misconception, that sweet corn is sweet so people with diabetes don't eat it. On the contrary, sweet corn can control blood sugar more effectively. Sweet corn is a medium GI food and tastes sweet because of its high soluble sugar content but low total carbohydrate.



A few Misconceptions About Corn

Eat unlimited corn?

Although corn is a healthy coarse grain, it is not better to eat more. Excessive intake will lead to high blood sugar, indigestion, gas and so on.According to research, adults eat 250-400 grams of staple food, and the ratio of whole grains to refined grains is 1/4 to 1/3. Eat about one stalk of corn a day while cutting back on staple foods to avoid excess energy intake.


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