You can get health-supportive antioxidant benefits from all varieties of corn, including white, yellow, blue, purple and red corn. But recent research has shown the antioxidant benefits from different varieties of corn actually come from different combinations of phytonutrients. In the case of yellow corn, it’s the antioxidant carotenoids leading the way, with especially high concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin. In the case of blue corn, it’s the anthocyanins. There’s one particular hydroxybenzoic acid in purple corn—protocatechuic acid—that’s also been recently linked to the strong antioxidant activity in this corn variety.
Benefits of Corn:
- The high fibre content prevents constipation and colorectal cancer.
- The phosphorus helps to maintain normal growth, kidney function and bone health.
- Magnesium boosts the latter, as well as regulates the heart rate.
- Purple corn extract or juice is a powerful antioxidant.
- Reduces stomach acidity