Food of the Month: Corn – Friend or Foe?
Care of Amy Symington, of ameliaeats.com
Late summer and early fall is prime corn picking season! But is corn good for you? Just like any other food, whole, cooked, corn is; highly processed corn is not.
Corn contains high levels of the carotenoid antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which help in protecting the body against certain types of cancer and heart disease, as well as aid in healthy vision. Steaming or roasting is the
preferred cooking method to retain these beneficial antioxidants.
Corn is high in both soluble and insoluble fibre increasing gut motility and promoting healthy bacteria growth. Moreover, corn is rich in vitamin A, the B vitamins and vitamin C.