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The Health Benefits of Corn
The Native Americans utilized the health benefits of corn by serving it with the ash of limestone. They had observed that people who ingesting corn in this manner were healthier. The limestone ash helps liberate the niacin in corn that is otherwise not absorbed efficiently by the body.
There is some evidence suggesting that the cultivation of corn began 9,000 years ago in central Mexico.
Today, the United States is the largest producer of corn, with China, Brazil, and Mexico other large producers.
Health Benefits of Corn
2. Corn contains oxalate, and individuals with a history of oxalate containing kidney stones should limit their consumption of corn products.
3. High fructose corn syrup which is found in sodas and other processed beverages and foods has been linked to diabetes and should be avoided.
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