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Learning about Corn Nutrition

Updated on February 19, 2013

Corn is good. Corn is good!

Unpopped corns kernels :)
Unpopped corns kernels :)

Corns are very useful, versatile, nutritious grains. I absolutely love eating them on the cob.

It’s the man-made corn products; pre-packed in factories or re-invented in laboratories that suck most of the corn nutrition from its core.

There’s no doubt in my mind that corn nutrition is good. Corns are rich in fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex and anti-oxidants. When it’s processed however into other kinds of products, corn nutrition deteriorates.

If you don’t have an idea what corn comes into our daily lives, perhaps the list below may help.

Have you had any of these lately?

  • Corn flakes
  • Corn cereals
  • Popcorn
  • Corn dogs
  • Corn chips
  • Foods with corn syrup
  • Corn flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Corn gluten
  • Corn oil

When is corn nutrition bad?

We eat corn-based products all the time, whether we like it or not.

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for instance is everywhere - from our drinks, breads and other baked products, yogurts, condiments, dressings, and so on.

HFCS is a sweetener. Unlike honey for instance, this sweet stuff has very immaterial nutritional value, if any. Eating a lot of foods with this processed chemical may cause health problems for us in the future.

While corn nutrition from whole corns caters to weight loss; this “special kind” of corn syrup caters to weight gain and worse, obesity.

We also get a different kind of corn nutrition from corn-fed animals. Corn-fed cattle, hogs and chicken cause cheaper because animals grow faster and bigger with processed corn feeds.

Corn nutrition from corn-fed animals has lower nutritional value with regards to healthy fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. The healthier kinds, on the other hand are grass-fed meats. They however, cost more than the corn-fed ones.

Corn nutrition is in our daily lives

Processed corn products are hard to avoid in this time and age.

It seems that somewhere down the road, we have turned the versatility of corn to our disadvantage.

We can however counter the effect of bad corn nutrition. While they may cost a bit more, it's better to buy grass-fed meats in the market. Go for the organic kinds, too.

Eat more vegetables and fruits.

Lastly, be physically active. Exercise as much as you can to burn off the calories from drinking softdrink or eating donuts and pies. Yes, these tasty goodies somehow have corn in them.

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