Corn is another one of those foods we all take for granted.

The yellow oblong shaped vegetable is full of nutrients and essential minerals that are great for any diet, and any person.

It can be eaten in many ways – cooked, raw, steamed, on the cob cut up, shredded, or even into a dip or paste to have with other foods.

Humans have used the food for centuries, not only as a food, but also as a medicine

As is the case with most vegetables and organic foods, the benefits it has for the human body make it perfect in fighting against infections, diseases and other health issues.

Naturally corn is a body building food, one that promotes growth and recovers the body from damage.

One of the best things about the food is that it is great for anyone with heart problems, or with any blood problems.

When eaten everyday, corn can actually lower cholesterol levels in your body.

The soluble fiber in corn binds with cholesterol in bile from the liver, and then when it passes through the body it takes the cholesterol with it, cleaning up the body.

Corn is also helpful in treating kidney problems, especially renal dysfunction, and it can also prevent diaper rash.

Amenia and constipation are also other health issues known to have benefited from daily consumption of corn.

Here is the typical nutritional breakdown for the average serving of corn:

Nutritive Values: Per 100 gm.
Vitamin A: 390 I.U.
Vitamin B: Thiamine .15 mg.;
Niacin: 1.7 mg.
Vitamin C: 12 mg.
Calcium: 9 mg.
Phosphorus: 120 mg.
Fat: 1.2 gm.
Carbohydrates: 20.5 gm.
Protein: 3.7 gm.
Calories: 92

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