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Benefits Of Corn For Weight Loss


Is Corn Good For Weight Loss?

Although corn is a rich source of proteins that increase the feeling of satiety compared to other types of vegetables, it is considered a starchy vegetable such as peas and potatoes, which may be advised to reduce its intake for people trying to lose weight, as it has been shown that consuming an additional portion of corn during each period Associated with weight gain, but higher fiber vegetable consumption with lower glycemic index; Which represents the speed of blood sugar rise when consuming foods such as green leafy is associated with weight loss.

It is worth mentioning that popcorn can be consumed as a healthy alternative that may help reduce weight but without adding flavors, sugar, or even large amounts of butter.

Nutritional Value Of Corn

The following table shows the amount of nutrients contained in each cup of fresh corn, equivalent to approximately 145 grams:

Nutritional element

Nutritional value

Nutritional element

Nutritional value

water

110 milliliters

Calories

125 calories

Protein

4.74 grams

Fats

1.96 g

carbohydrates

27.1 grams

fiber

2.9 g

sugars

9.08 grams

Calcium

2.9 milligrams

Iron

0.754 milligrams

magnesium

53.6 milligrams

phosphorous

129 milligrams

potassium

392 milligrams

Sodium

21.8 milligrams

zinc

0.667 milligrams

copper

0.078 milligrams

selenium

0.87 mcg

vitamin C

9.86 milligrams

Vitamin B1

0.225 milligrams

Vitamin B2

0.08 milligrams

Vitamin B3

2.57 milligrams

Vitamin B6

0.135 milligrams

folate

60.9 micrograms

choline

33.4 milligrams

Vitamin A

13 micrograms

Vitamin E

0.101 milligrams

Vitamin K

0.435 mcg

 

Eating Corn Side effects

There are some side effects and Some people can suffer from an allergy to consuming corn, and although it is a common food, the allergy resulting from its consumption is the least common compared to other types of allergies, including; Allergy to wheat, peanuts, nuts, milk, or other foods that cause allergies, and it should be noted that the allergic reaction of those who suffer from allergies varies from person to person, and the following are mentioned some of them:

  • Urticaria is associated with the appearance of red skin bumps with itching, or a rash.
  • Stomach disturbances, such as: nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Gonorrhea in the nose. sneezing; Asthma.
  • Squeamishness; It is a serious condition that causes difficulty breathing and may be associated with a risk of death.

Corn can contain some antinutrients; They are compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients, such as; Phytic acid; Which may affect the absorption of some nutrients in the same meal, such as; Iron and zinc, but soaking, germination, and fermentation of corn may reduce its content of this acid significantly.

Consuming corn in large quantities can be unsuitable for diabetic patients; As it raises their blood sugar levels quickly due to its high content of starches, diabetics may need to limit their consumption like other starchy vegetables.

Is Boiled Corn Good For Weight Loss

There is no information available about the benefits of boiled yellow corn in particular for weight loss, but in general, the boiling process is one of the processes that lead to a loss of its content of some vitamins, including; Vitamin B group and vitamin C, and the amount of this loss varies according to the duration of the blanching of the corn, and excessive blanching or boiling can reduce the antioxidant activity in the corn.

An Overview Of Corn

Known scientifically corn as the Zea mays, which is one of the most grain crops common around the world, and form the seed of a plant belonging to the species grassy, and back native of Central America, it is also grown in all parts of the world, and most types of common popcorn, sweet corn, and Corn forms vary as they are available in yellow, white, or maybe a mixture between these two colors, in addition to baby corn as well.


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