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Seven Health Benefits of Corn

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original-4-(1)Staying healthy is important for your physical as well as oral health. Eating well is a great way to ensure that you maintain your health – this month we look at the benefits of eating corn. Did you know that corn:

  • is a good source of soluble and insoluble fibre and will aid your digestion
  • contains phytonutrients that can reduce the risk of certain digestive cancers,
  • is high in folate and may reduce your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular illnesses,
  • contains vitamin C and bioflavonoids and carotenoids that can be useful in controlling cholesterol levels (sweet corn),
  • contains folic acid and some B vitamins which can help prevent anemia (sweet corn),
  • can help to manage non-insulin dependent diabetes,
  • is a great source of beta carotene which forms vitamin A which is essential for healthy eyes.

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