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Corn 101: benefits for the gut, eyes and more

Mar 04, 2021 07:35 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Summers are incomplete without snacking on a cob of sweet corn. In India, people often relish the roasted corn on the cob, lovingly called bhutta.

Apart from adding the much-needed crunch to any dish, corn is considered to be very nutritious too. The corn kernels, it is believed, contain a lower fat and calorie content in comparison to other cereal grains. This makes it a great snack if you're on a weight loss journey.

Rich in fibre, corn not only improves digestion but also keeps you feeling satiated for longer and may improve gut health.

Rich in antioxidant carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin, corn is excellent for the eyes. Apart from this, it serves as a source of zinc, copper, iron and magnesium.

It also contains lycopene, which is known to enhance the production of collagen and boost skin health.

You can whip up a delectable corn salad, add them to your wraps, or just add some lemon and masala to make a sweet and sour corn snack.