Corn or maize represents a staple food which has been used by numerous ancient civilizations for many years and it is now included in the diet of people all over the world. In this article, we are going to talk about corn juice that has numerous health benefits on the overall health.

CORN NUTRITION

The corn kernels contain the majority of nutrients and represent the most consumed parts of the corn. Not only corn provides the necessary nutrients for daily, healthy metabolism, but it also is rich in:

• Vitamin A
• Vitamin B
• Vitamin B6
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin K
• Fiber
• Folic acid
• Carbohydrates
• Fatty acids
• Phosphorus
• Minerals, like potassium, zinc, iron, selenium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
• Lutein

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CORN JUICE

Corn juice has plenty of health benefits on the overall health due to its high amounts of nutrients. Here are some the most wide-spread health benefits are given below:

• Regulates high cholesterol levels
• Improves bone and teeth health
• Improves heart health
• Works as a strong anti-aging antidote
• Improves the function of the central nervous system
• Contains antioxidants
• Soothes macular degeneration
• Reduces the risk of hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer
• Prevents anemia
• Regulates diabetes and hypertension
• Good source of antioxidants
• Prevents constipation
• Prevents vision loss
• Slow down cognitive decrease and conditions, like Alzheimer’s.
• Improves the immune system and fights against infections
• Improves kidney function
• Reduces stomach acidity
• Combats the signs of some cancers

CORN JUICE RECIPE

Here is how to prepare corn juice, which will help you boost up energy levels and antioxidant effects.

– You will need these ingredients:

• A cup of skim milk
• A cup of water
• Half a teaspoon of anise seeds
• Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
• 2 candies of cocoa
• 3 tablespoons of sugar (brown)
• 2 tablespoons of cornmeal dough

– Preparation method:

• In a casserole, add the anise seeds, cocoa, cinnamon, sugar, corn flour and mix them.
• Add half a cup of water in the mixture and stir it until you get a paste.
• Add the other half of water as well as a cup of skim milk and stir the mixture.
• Boil the mixture on low heat for 5 minutes and add sugar.
• Consume the corn juice in the morning for better results.

ALTERNATIVE CORN JUICE RECIPE

– You will need these ingredients:

• Half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg
• One sprig of cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
• 5 tablespoons of sugar
• 4 cups of water
• A cup of skin milk
• Half a cup of yellow corn (Shelled)

– Preparation method:

• In a bowl, add mix a cup of water and yellow corn.
• Refrigerate it throughout the night.
• The next day, add cinnamon and the other cups of water to the mixture and boil it.
• While boiling, lower the heat and when the corn gets soft, add the other ingredients.
• Boil it for 5 minutes.
• Put it in the fridge for 4 hours.

Consume this corn juice three times per day. You can add vanilla extract or nutmeg if you want.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CORN

Corn oil is not a good alternative for daily cooking purposes due to its high content of trans fats. Moreover, canned sweet corn may be rich in salt, which may cause fluid retention and high blood pressure in people who are sensitive to sodium. Corn is a starchy food, which means it contains carbohydrates that can lead to fat and weight gain.

In addition, corn allergies have also been noticed in both children and adults. If a person is allergic to corn, the body produces antibodies against the corn proteins. Therefore, when a person inhales or consumes corn pollen or particles, the immune system of the body reacts against it and increases the allergic reaction.

Signs of corn allergy range from mild to severe ones. They also vary from one person to another. Some of the most common symptoms of corn allergy include:

• Gas
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Rash
• Migraine headache
• Bloating and abdominal pain
• Itchy skin
• Fever
• Tongue and mouth swelling
• Diarrhea
• Urinary tract infection
• Mood changes
• Allergic asthma
• Arthritis
• Anaphylaxis

Reference: Organic Facts