Benefits of Corn

By vaughn6500 Latest Reply 2011-11-23 21:44:12 -0600
Started 2011-10-30 11:53:43 -0500

Corn is good for diabetics, said the Department of Science and Technology- Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DoST-FNRI).
Corn is one of the staple food of the Filipinos. It can be roasted, stewed or served as a dessert.
Common types of corn in the country are yellow and white corn.Yellow corn has bigger bits compared to white corn.
Corn is a good source of vitamins, mineral and fiber. It can also aid in decreasing cholesterol level.
White corn contains low glycemic index (GI), which is the rank of food based on blood glucose response. Food that can easily be digested and could rapidly increase glucose in the blood are ranked 55 and up in terms of GI.
Food that is lower than 55 in GI cannot be digested easily. Therefore, the increase of glucose level in blood is slow and minimal.

9 replies

digitaldoorbell 2011-11-23 21:44:12 -0600 Report

Making global statements regarding food, health and nutrition should be avoided. Take a look at what others post here. For every "good" thing that we can post, someone has difficulty with it. We are biochemically unique and it's presumptuous to suggest that one food, or drug, or behavior benefits everyone.

MrsCDogg 2011-11-12 00:59:30 -0600 Report

Corn is yummy. Just make sure you are not getting the GMO crap that is out now.

Caroltoo 2011-11-12 01:24:40 -0600 Report

Just ate 2 small ears with my chicken dinner tonight. Corn was fresh from the field, purchased from the grower at the side of the road. So fresh and deliciously yummy. The good news is that my BG tested 125 two hours after eating my dinner of corn, chicken, and cauliflower. Just had to share this cause I love the flavor of corn.

berrykins0 2011-11-04 07:41:24 -0500 Report

i love no problems with corn raising blood sugars i love popcorn 100 cal bags perfect portion size in cal carbs thanks information.

jayabee52 2011-10-30 15:16:00 -0500 Report

I had always taken for granted that corn products of any kind were not good for maintaining my BG levels in a normal range. What is the GI level of corn? That is not stated in our original post.

Ease of digestion is not the only thing that is important to us persons with diabetes. In fact IMO the more difficult (lower GI) it is to digest, the better in terms of BG rise.

granniesophie 2011-10-30 14:57:30 -0500 Report

Me, too! Thanks KD. Corn is sooo not my friend. Not only does it raise my BS way too high, but I have huge issues digesting it, and pay for eating it for at least 2 days after.
I love the big generalizations that these studies have, and then everyone thinks they can go ahead and eat something because some government agency said it was good to eat and okay for us!
Not always so.

kdroberts 2011-10-30 13:42:03 -0500 Report

I'd like to see why the said it was good for diabetics. For most, it's the opposite since it has limited nutritional value and is mostly carbohydrate. While it is technically low GI, it's right on the line between low and medium and the glycemic load is on the line between medium and high.

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