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Let’s get corny!

Here are some reasons other than its great taste and versatility to include corn in your regular diet. Read on.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2010 01:27 IST
Roma Arora
Roma Arora
Hindustan Times

Good for diabetes:

Corn is an excellent choice for those who have diabetes. It has the right mix of minerals and vitamins that keep the insulin stay in a healthy range.

Vitamin rich:

Vitamin B12 and folic acid present in corn prevent anaemia caused by the deficiency of these vitamins.

Improves metabolism:

Corn helps in converting carbohydrate into energy, hence improves metabolism and prevents constipation.

Cholesterol check:

The high amount of fibre present in corn helps lower cholesterol levels and also reduces the risk of colon cancer. Yellow corn can also lower the risk of age-related vision loss.

Protects kidney:

Corn has been found to be helpful in treating kidney problems, including renal dysfunction.

First Published: Jul 11, 2010 17:57 IST