Health benefits and side effects of eating corn (Zea mays)


So many people in the world today have eaten corn in this season several. There are some things you need to know if you have eaten corn in this season.

Some of those things you need to know if you have eaten corn are the side effects that the corn may probably have caused to your body system and also the health benefits it has actually contributed to your health life. It is well known that health is wealth.

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When you are healthy, you are definitely wealthy on like those that are actually wealthy and spend a large amount of money to make themselves healthy.

Health benefits and side effects of eating corn (Zea mays)

This is why this article is necessary for those that have eaten corn this season in order for you to be aware of side effects and health benefits and also to guide yourself next time you want to buy it to eat.

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Health benefits and side effects of eating corn (Zea mays)

Some of the health benefits and side effects of eating this food, if you have eaten corn in this season are listed below

Health Benefits of corn

  • It protects the heart:

The fat content in it helps to resist or prevent the presence of harmful cholesterol in the body thereby preventing you from having cardiovascular disease. It helps the arteries in the body not to clog and it also helps to control BP (Blood Pressure). It reduces the risk of having heart attacks or heart infections.

  • It helps to gain weight:

It helps you gain a lot of weight because it contains a large number of calories.

  • It gives good eyesight:

It contains vitamin A which provides good eyesight.

Side effects of corn

  • It may lead to an excessive increase in weight:

As mentioned earlier in this article that it helps to increase body weight. If it is consumed excessively, it may lead to an excessive increase in weight of which so many people are trying to prevent.

  • It causes indigestion and stomach upset:

Eating too much of cereals like corn can store up in your stomach and cause indigestion which will surely lead to stomach upset. Though corn helps to get rid of unwanted toxic in the body when it is been consumed excessively, it will cause indigestion.

  • It causes tooth decay:

It as a food that contains calories and sugar, if it is being consumed excessively, it may cause tooth decay because of the presence of a large amount of sugar in corn.


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Clement Uduak

AYODELE John and CLEMENT Uduak are students from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Studying Microbiology.

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