Sweet Corn



SWEET CORN

aka sugar corn , pole corn


GROW

Propagate: seedings

Light: sunny

Water: once a day

Soil: good drainage

Fertilizer: twice a month


USES

Delays Aging Process : If you want to remain young and maintain youthful looks, then you definitely have to consume sweet corn. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants useful in preventing the aging process.


Removes Facial Acne Scars : Owing to its high vitamin E content, a paste created with sweet corn can work wonders to remove facial acne scars.


Enhances Blood Circulation In The Scalp : The corn oil enhances blood circulation in the scalp, thereby promoting the follicles to produce healthy and strong tresses


Strengthens Hair Strands : The vitamin C, lycopene content, and various other antioxidants present in sweet corn helps in strengthening the hair strands. It works effectively in dealing with hair loss.


Anemia : Corn contains a lot of vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid. The deficiency of these nutrients can cause anemia. So, eating sweet corn can prevent anemia


Lowers Cholesterol : Sweet corn contains soluble fiber as well, which turns into a gel-like substance in the blood stream. This gel, in turn, absorbs bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol). Sweet corn also contains carotenoids and bioflavonoids. These control cholesterol levels in the blood.


Improves Vision : Sweet corn kernels contain beta carotene, which produces vitamin A that promotes better vision. The carotenoids also reduce macular degeneration, which impairs vision at the center of the line of sight.


Boosts Energy : Sweet corn is a starchy grain, which works as a storehouse of energy. It is higher in energy than most other veggies! So, athletes who want to eat carbohydrates to boost their performance can eat a cup of corn.


Prevents Diabetes : The vitamin B present in sweet corn regulates protein, lipid, and carbohydrate metabolism, and the phytochemicals present regulate the release of insulin. Sweet corn has a glycemic index of 58, making it a super food for those who are diabetic. Together, these help in controlling diabetes. Similarly, phenolic phytochemicals present in sweet corn also control hypertension.


Cardiovascular Health : Consuming food rich in omega 3 fatty acids reduces the risk of contracting heart ailments. Sweet corn contains oil, which has a very good fatty acid combination. As a result, it enables omega-3 fatty acids to remove harmful fatty acids (like LDL) and reduces the risk of heart attack. It also prevents atherosclerosis (deposition of cholesterol on the walls of arteries).


Digestion : Sweet corn contains a lot of dietary fiber. The insoluble fibers help in digestion and also prevent constipation. Those with irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea will also find relief after eating sweet corn.

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