Golden and sweet: the benefits and harms of corn

At the same time, some diseases and conditions corn may be contraindicated, writes

  • Sacred grain of the Incas

For centuries many peoples deified corn. First and foremost, this applies to the Incas – the ancient Indian tribes who believed corn to be sacred. The discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus was so interested in the mysterious culture that he took with him a few ears. And today corn is considered to be one of the most popular vegetable crops. It is actively used as a food product, feed, cosmetics, and even feedstock for the fuel.

  • A storehouse of vitamins and minerals

About the beneficial properties of corn has long been known. The use of corn, especially, is determined by its vitamin and mineral composition. It contains vitamins b, E, H (Biotin), And minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, iodine and many others. Such a diverse composition of nutrients is rarely where you will meet.

You will be surprised, but corn contains a small amount of gold, which is involved in hormonal processes, but also positively affects the immune system.

  • Good for the intestines and liver

Corn has a beneficial effect on the intestine and helps with constipation. People suffering from liver disease, will also feel noticeable relief from regular consumption of corn, which has a strong choleretic action.

Boiled corn silk make it much easier for various types of hepatitis, diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts.

  • The health of the pancreas, kidneys, and heart

Few people know that young corn gently dissolving kidney stones. A decoction of young maize helps to cope with diseases of the pancreas, and if you drink this decoction regularly for 1 glass per day, it is possible to normalize metabolic processes in the body.

Contained in corn, useful components contribute to the strengthening of the heart and blood vessels and significantly ease the attacks occurring in gout and nephritis.

  • Contraindications and harm

As you know, nothing is totally helpful, and corn is no exception. Thus, the use of corn can cause harm to your body thrombosis, increased blood clotting, thrombophlebitis. In addition, doctors do not recommend the use of corn to people with reduced body mass, as well as during exacerbations of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

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