No mall or open marketplace is complete without a concession stand or wooden push cart full of fresh corn. I initially thought that a “cup o’ corn” as a snack food was the silliest notion ever and was tickled pink watching people line up to buy some. I was not tempted to join them in the least.
Time went by…
Travelling on a lonely road to Madeenah…scenic view, beautiful mountains, camels and… A CORN STAND?! Are you kidding me?
More time goes by…
Running errands, a bit hungry… I gave in. “One cup o’ corn please.” Fresh, hot and seasoned to perfection. The verdict is in: Corn – it really IS that good.
- The high amount of fiber present in corn helps lower cholesterol levels and also reduces the risk of colon cancer.
- Corn, if consumed in moderate quantities, is beneficial for those suffering from diabetes.
- Being rich in folate, corn helps the generation of new cells, especially important before and during pregnancy.
- Those suffering from anemia have shown positive effects after consuming corn.
- The Pantothenic acid present in corn helps with the physiological functions of the body.
- Owing to the presence of thiamin, corn have been said to help in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
- Corn has been found to be helpful in treating kidney problems, including renal dysfunction.
- Regular consumption of corn, in moderate quantities, has been associated with better cardiovascular health.
- The beta-cryptoxanthin in corn makes it good for the health of the lungs and may even help prevent lung cancer.
- The insoluble fiber in corn makes it good for those suffering from common digestive ailments, like constipation and hemorrhoids.
More corn please :)