Monday, August 30, 2010

A simple sweet corn can be so nutritious

Sweet corn, also known as corn which contains a lot of nutrition and health care properties, in addition to carbohydrate, protein, fat, carotene, and also contains riboflavin etc.

The experts of the corn, rice, wheat and other staple foods were the role of nutritional value and health indicators contrast, found that the vitamin content of corn is very high, for rice, wheat, 5-10 times, while the special The nutritional value of corn was higher than normal corn. Sweet corn protein, vegetable oil, and vitamin content 1-2 times higher than conventional maize, "life element" selenium content was 8-10 times higher, the contains 17 amino acids, there are 13 species of higher than ordinary corn.

Scientists believe that, from a health point of view, people are eating corn oil, peanut oil and other edible vegetable oils than the benefits to be great. Very coarse cornmeal at the mill contains large amounts of leucine and glutathione, can inhibit the anti-cancer drugs on the human body side-effects, but also inhibit tumor growth. Because glutathione can be locked, like chains, like the growth of cancer-causing substances to lose their toxicity, the end of its body.

Eat corn, a variety of diabetes prevention with anti-cancer effect

Corn contained in the longevity factor of glutathione, in the participation of selenium to generate glutathione oxidase, with a resumption of youth, anti-aging functions. Is the anti-cancer factor, it can combine with other substances so that loss of carcinogenicity. Corn contained in carotene, can be absorbed by the body into vitamin A, also has anti-cancer effect; maize plants contained more cellulose, there are Runchang catharsis of power, can accelerate the cancer-causing substances and other toxic discharges, thereby reducing the likelihood of colon cancer.

Corn is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, especially linoleic acid content as high as 60%, and it and the corn germ in the synergy of vitamin E can reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevent its deposition in the vessel wall. Thus, corn on the coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension have a certain role in the prevention and treatment. Vitamin E can also promote human cell division, anti-aging. Rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, selenium and so on, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E and carotene, etc., for cholecystitis, gallstones, jaundice, hepatitis and diabetes, there is the role of adjuvant therapy.
Scientific testing confirmed that every 100 grams of corn can provide nearly 300 milligrams of calcium, which is almost similar calcium contained in dairy products. Rich in calcium can play the effect of lowering blood pressure. If the daily intake of 1 g of calcium, 6 weeks after the blood pressure can reduce the 9%. Plant cellulose can accelerate carcinogens and other poisons to leach out; natural vitamin E, there to promote cell division, anti-aging, skin lesions to prevent the function, but also to reduce atherosclerosis and brain function decline. Corn contains lutein, zeaxanthin can counter the aging eye, stimulate the brain cells, enhancing people's brain power and memory.

U.S. researchers in the study also found that regular consumption of corn bran and corn oil are very helpful in reducing cholesterol. They had an average age of 55 choices, 70 elderly people, including 50 men and 20 women, these people have higher cholesterol levels, and the hospitalization time in two years but the effect is not ideal.
These people accept the test, the researchers put through the fine grinded maize research, and accompanied by garlic powder, black pepper, celery and other condiments, soup with tomatoes, or reconciled into food, one and a half before the trial to eat 20 grams per person per day, After one and a half to eat 40 grams per person per day, three months later upon inspection, found that 70 individuals had blood levels of triglycerides decreased, there are 60 individuals to reduce cholesterol.


Unknown said...

um... you said that scientific testing shows corn can provide 300 mg per 100g of calcium? every other resource of information says that corn has no more than 12 mg of calcium per 100 grams unless it is fortfied, most corn having up to only 7mg and sweet corn containing only 3 to 5mg per 100g would you care to cite the resource of your statement? what study was this?

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