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Health Benefits of Maize / Corn Flour :
Blood Sugar & Cholesterol Level: Sweet corn and corn oil increases the blood flow, lowers cholesterol absorption and regulates insulin, making it an excellent choice for diabetics and cholesterol patients. High in fiber, corn also helps in lowering cholesterol levels in the body by reducing the levels of blood sugar in diabetics too.
Reduces the risk of Anemia: Corn is rich is in Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron which helps in the production of red blood cells in the body. According to nutritionists, 1 cup of raw corn contains 125 calories, 27 g of carbohydrates, 4 g of protein, 9 g of sugar, 2 g of fat and 75 mg of iron helps in reducing the risk of Anaemia.
Energy Builder: Corn contains complex carbohydrate which gets digested at a slower pace, which in turn provides energy for a longer duration of time. One cup of corn yields around 29 grams of carbs which not only provides physical energy but ensures proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
Helpful in Pregnancy: Corn is rich in folic acid, and contains zeaxanthin and pathogenic acid which reduces the risk of birth defects in baby. It can protect the baby from muscular degeneration and physiological problems. Due to its high fiber content, it also soothes constipation, which is a very common concern for expecting mothers.
Preserve Healthy Skin: Corn contains Vitamin C and lycopene (antioxidants) that increase the production of collagen and prevent UV generated free radicals from damaging the skin. Besides being eaten, its products like corn oil, corn starch can be directly applied on the skin and often used as an ingredient in many cosmetic products.
Weight Gainer: With corn, not only do you get healthy calories, you also get a host of vitamins and good quality fibre.