Corn is a food that many people will never tire of eating.
Whether it’s boiled, steamed, roasted, or stewed
It’s all active at our table
Not only delicious, there are many benefits to eating corn
There are even sayings
Eating corn can fight cancer! ?
Seems like a food, can be put on the “anti-cancer” effect. However, the truth is cruel-there is no single food that can fight cancer. Even if you eat it out of flowers, it will not work. Corn is the same.
Although some studies do confirm that glutathione contained in corn can deactivate cancer cells. but:
One thing: the laboratory dose and the amount we can eat are not a grade;
Secondly, it is unknown whether glutathione ingested by corn can still have anti-cancer effect after passing through the digestive tract and whether it can act on cancer cells.
If we want to fight cancer, we can still do the same old saying: a balanced and nutritious diet, good living habits, and regular exercise.
However, although corn’s anti-cancer effect is a bit debilitating
But there are some real benefits to eating corn
As an excellent member of coarse grains, corn also contains a lot of nutrients:
1.The best thing is carbohydrates
In fresh corn, carbohydrates account for 74% of dry matter (an important indicator of plant organic matter accumulation and nutritional content), and 9.4% protein. It is comparable to rice, so corn can also replace part of the staple food.
Ps: The heat is still lower than rice ~
Corn has a very high vitamin content, which is 5 to 10 times that of rice and wheat, especially vitamin C, which is 4 times that of apples.
3.The cellulose content is not bad
Although the fiber content of corn is not as good as that of fruits and vegetables, it is considered a good drop in cereals. Therefore, eating corn can also promote intestinal motility.
So many types of corn
Which one is better?
In addition to the differences in individual nutrients, the nutrition of different types of corn is not bad. If you really want to say the difference:
1, on the palate
Mainly divided into sweet corn and waxy corn.
Sweet corn has a relatively low starch content, while waxy corn has a high starch content and has a fast sugar-raising speed. Therefore, people with diabetes should not eat waxy corn.
But on the other hand, if people with diabetes can pay attention to the amount and type of corn they eat, replacing some of their staple foods with corn will be more conducive to blood sugar control.
Yellow corn is sweet corn;
The color is whitish corn;
Purple corn is basically waxy corn;
The taste of flower-colored corn depends on the type with more grains, that is, the yellow grains are significantly more, and the taste may be biased toward sweet corn.
Mainly yellow corn, white corn and purple corn.
Because of the different pigments, corn has a different color:
Yellow corn: contains carotene and riboflavin to help protect eyesight;
White corn: Although it does not contain plant pigments, it is not easy to deteriorate;
Purple corn: Contains anthocyanins, which have slightly better antioxidant and anti-aging functions.
It is important to point out that the purple corn and flower corn on the market are actually cultivated, not genetically modified foods ~
In short, in terms of nutritional value, there is not much difference between different corns, whichever you like.
But no matter what kind of corn you eat
Some things to pay attention to
Don’t be obsessed with corn whiskers
Some people say that corn needs to boil water to lower blood pressure and blood sugar, but in fact, this is inconclusive.
Although there is theoretical support that polysaccharides extracted from corn shavings can lower blood pressure and blood sugar, there is still no effective test. In addition, the test extract is highly concentrated, and we can’t cook it by ourselves.
But if you like drinking water that needs to be boiled, it’s not a bad thing, just don’t delay normal medication.
Eat corn clean
Many people finished the corn, leaving a lot of light yellow corn on it.
These corn fragments are actually corn germ. Although they only account for about 10% of the corn, their mineral content and protein content account for 80% and 20% of the corn.
Therefore, when eating corn, eat it clean and don’t miss the germ, otherwise the nutrition of the corn will be wasted.
Add some salt when cooking the corn
Because the sweetness of corn will be more obvious under the background of salt, of course, it tastes better in the mouth. Moreover, after adding salt, the niacin in corn will be released and absorbed by the body ~
In addition, you can keep the corn whisker and 2 ~ 3 petals when cooking the corn, so that the cooked corn will be more fragrant ~