Corn presents excellent nutritional properties, has diverse medicinal applications due to the healing properties of corn. You can eat corn cooked, roasted, stewed, macerated and roasted, in the form of grains, flour or oil, among other variants.
Like the rest of the cereals, it also provides proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, E and C), fiber and minerals (potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, sodium and phosphorus). In addition, it contains between 60 and 70% sugar and only 8% fat.
Since it contains carbohydrates due to its high starch content, it becomes an ideal companion to reduce hunger for several hours; If you are trying to lose weight corn has many properties that can help, since is loaded with fiber which helps control appetite.
Corn contains soluble fiber, which remains for a long time in the digestive system, and reduces the anxiety of eating at all times. This type of fiber also controls cholesterol, prevents constipation and protects against some types of cancers.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is used by the body to transform food into energy and the brain uses it to absorb glucose. Its lack produces symptoms of depression, fatigue, stress, lack of vigor or poor mental performance.
It provides vitamin B7 (biotin) that is required for the absorption of proteins and for hair and skin health.
Vitamin B9 (folic acid) plays a key role in the prevention of heart attacks, in the treatment of depression and in the formation of the fetus.
It is especially rich in manganese, which favors the growth of bones and the formation of muscles.
Nutritional Healing Properties of Corn
Corn provides selenium which helps prevent breast and prostate cancer.
Zinc increases the formation of bones and teeth, strengthens the immune system, as well as increased sexual power and desire.
Thanks to its high content of carbohydrates, it is easy to digest.
Corn has diuretic properties, which combats fluid retention, urinary tract infections and hypertension.
It has antioxidants that prevent the formation of free radicals.
Corn is loaded with vitamins, include it in your diet for adequate development of the nervous system.
Reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.
If you suffer from diabetes eating corn can help control insulin.
Corn Prevents allergies.
Strengthens the nervous system.
You can relieve kidney affections and treat nephritis and urinary tract stones with corn.
Improves muscle aches.
Corn helps fight anemia.
It favors the development of the fetus.
You can use corn to help prevent and treat constipation.
Corn is suitable for people with celiac disease.
You can use corn to prevent or treat fluid retention, you can prepare tea made with corn whiskers 32 fl.oz, of water. After five minutes of boiling, strain and drink.
To soothe leg pain, boil corn kernels in 16 fl. oz of water, for 10 minutes, add a handful of elder flowers. Wet a cloth with the preparation and apply on the painful area.
To calm stress and reduce anxiety, prepare a 1-oz. Brew of corn beard in a 32 fl. oz of water. After 15 minutes of boiling, strain and drink warm three times a day. You should use this remedy to treat bladder inflammation.
You can us corn flour to make poultices and treat ulcerations, sores, edema and even rheumatism. Wet 8 ounces of corn flour with water to form a paste, apply it on the affected area for 15 minutes.