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Yellow corn is the staple food in many countries of the world, and the United States is the largest producer of it. Corn is used in the production of corn oil, starch, and corn flour, and it is involved in many industries and energy production fields.

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Yellow Corn Benefits

The benefits of yellow corn for health are very numerous, and this is due to its rich content of beneficial nutrients. Here are the details:

1- Promote cardiovascular health 

According to the studies, corn oil rich in monounsaturated fatty acids necessary to promote cardiovascular health (such as omega-3) may help:

  • Reducing levels of LDL-bad cholesterol in the blood, by reducing its absorption into the body.
  • Reducing the chances of blood vessel blockage and lowering blood pressure.
  • Preventing hardening of the arteries, heart attacks and strokes.

Corn oil contains about 60% of its constituents unsaturated fats, 25-30% monounsaturated fats, and about 10 to 15% of saturated fats.

Also, corn is a rich source of potassium, which is important in regulating blood pressure and is responsible for maintaining fluid balance in the body. Every 100 grams of corn contains approximately 270 mg of potassium.

2- Anemia Protection

Because yellow corn is a source of iron and folic acid, it has an effective role in preventing anemia and anemia, as iron is an essential component of red blood cells.

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