Eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack in-between meals, the ingredient is so versatile that you can grill, bake or even steam it. Corn, or Maize, if you prefer to call it that, is gluten-free, rich in vitamins B, A, C and E, and contains large amounts of magnesium. The plant-based grain boasts of a variety of benefits, strengthens connective tissues, and is good for your heart.
Load up on the wonder food, and you will forever reap the rewards of its high fiber and water content, both of which help flush out the toxins from your body and skin.
Corn For Weight Loss: This starchy vegetable is rich in calories and carbohydrates, but it is loaded with fiber. About 4lb corn contains 63 calories, which is 3 percent of the daily calorie intake—2000 calories—the average American can consume. The healthy carbohydrate makes for a great pre-workout snack as it amps up your energy levels, lowers bad cholesterol, and is great for digestion.
Corn For Skincare: Loaded with antioxidants and water, making the ingredient a part of your diet will help prevent signs of aging by improving the cell renewal rate and elasticity in your skin. You could alternately try using it as a core ingredient in your beauty DIYs because the antioxidants—lutein and zeaxanthin—in corn, filter out the damaging rays of the sun.
Corn For Haircare: The grain clears the blood vessels courtesy its high fiber content. This in turn improves circulation, which allows nutrients to reach hair follicles and improve hair growth. The vitamin C and lycopene in corn also makes the hair stronger and prevents hair fall.
With that in mind, here’s a healthy corn-based recipe you can include in your diet, and a beauty DIY to sample the benefits of the ingredient at home.
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