Maize is a very important grain in the food industry, and it is often called the “golden grain”. Corn is available all year round and is an integral part of any healthy menu. Cornflakes, flour, starch, alcohol, yeast, beer, corn germ oil, etc. are produced from it. Corn is often used in the form of flour from which various pastries are made, and it can also be an excellent addition to dishes. Corn oil is of high quality and is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, C and E. Thanks to the useful ingredients it contains, corn has a very beneficial effect on health.
Namely, corn has long been known for its health benefits, regardless of whether we eat it as a snack, vegetable or cereal.
This text will talk about boiled corn and its health benefits, and we will also give you a recipe for how to cook this delicious and healthy cereal yourself.
Antioxidant action. It has been scientifically proven that cooking increases the antioxidant effect of corn. Namely, although in most cases it is considered that fresh vegetables are healthier than cooked ones, it is considered that corn becomes even better after cooking. Molecules with antioxidant and anticancer properties are then released, so boiled corn becomes many times more beneficial for health.
Better digestion. Boiled corn is very easy to digest and contains large amounts of nutrients. This food improves digestion and has a beneficial effect on the digestive system. If you regularly consume boiled corn, you will no longer have problems with constipation and flatulence.
Weight loss. Since it regulates digestion and therefore accelerates metabolism, corn can also be used if you want to lose extra pounds. It is a wrong belief that you will gain weight if you eat corn, because this food contains very little fat, and the carbohydrates found in it provide us with all the energy we need. Also, corn is not very caloric, so one fresh ear of corn has somewhere from 80 to 100 calories. Corn also provides a longer feeling of satiety, so you won’t have to reach for unhealthy snacks.
Cardiovascular health. Boiled corn contains large amounts of dietary fiber that destroys high cholesterol and thus protects the heart and blood vessels. Also, folic acid, magnesium and vitamin B3 found in corn contribute to the health of the cardiovascular system. Vitamin B1, which is also contained in this food, improves brain functions and brain work. It has also been proven that corn reduces the risk of certain types of cancer and various dental diseases.
Recipes for boiled corn
Boiled corn. The easiest and healthiest way to prepare corn is to cook it. For this you will only need sweet corn on the cob, salt and water. It is best to use young sweet corn. Before cooking, it is necessary to remove the leaves from the corn, clean it of silk and rinse it in cold water. Then, pour water into the pot and add salt, then add a few cobs of corn if desired. When the water boils, continue cooking for another 10 minutes, then spill the hot water. If it is freshly picked young corn, it will be cooked earlier. When you have spilled the hot water, you can pour cold water over the corn (not necessary), then drain it after 2-3 minutes. Wait 2 minutes before serving the corn, and if desired you can add salt or butter, pepper, sugar, etc., depending on how you like it. It is also recommended not to spill the water left over from cooking the corn, because it is very tasty, and it can be an excellent tea for the bladder and kidneys.
Boiled corn is a great choice in the summer when no one is in the mood for long cooking on the stove. In just a few minutes of cooking, your corn will be ready. In addition to eating corn as a snack, in combination with various spices, you can also separate corn kernels from the cob with a knife and use them as an addition to cooked vegetable dishes.
You can also use these grains to enrich dough for proja and various salads. Boiled corn with tuna can be a very tasty meal. The only drawback of corn is that it does not contain two essential fatty acids (tryptophan and lysine), so it is often recommended to eat corn in combination with legumes. In this way, the organism will receive sufficient amounts of minerals and proteins.
Boiled corn salad. You can make a very tasty salad from boiled corn. You only need to drain and cool the boiled corn, then add sour cream and salt to taste and mix everything well.