Today’s health tip: Protect yourself from these diseases with corn

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People consume corn only in the form of popcorn. But corn is as healthy as any cereal grain, rich in fiber and many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Corn mainly composed of carbohydrates, and has small amounts of protein and fat. It contains phytic acid.

Phytic acid impairs the absorption of dietary minerals, such as iron and zinc, from the same meal. It contains most abundant proteins known as zeins.

Popcorn consumption found to be protective and less likely to develop diverticular disease than those with the lowest intake

Dietary intake of antioxidants, most notably carotenoids, such as zeaxanthin and lutein, may have considerable benefits for eye health