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Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted

By Matthew Thompson, July 3, 2012 - 2:58pm

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Matthew asks: Do you think corn is healthy?

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Yes!

Anonymous

06/11/2014 - 7:21pm

Yes. We have to eat. Food is what keeps us alive &healthy. With yhsg being said we have to always be careful of how much we are eating of any food.
I read here that we should not eat corn more than 24 hours out of fields. Well I don't think that's young yo happen. We all buy Corn straight from the groscery store. So who knows how long the
corn has been there at the produce department. So u are telling us that ar are receiving no health
Benefit ?. Please respond.
thank you!

Anonymous

05/25/2014 - 4:55pm

Yes it is, no question!

Anonymous

05/20/2014 - 10:19pm

Yes, even as a diabetic, I think corn is healthy and a good part of a rounded diet. Some diabetics avoid corn but they are missing out on large amounts of Vitamin A, B6, iron and other nutrients. I like that you mentioned cooking corn releases more vitamins, I believe the same is true of tomatoes and potatoes. Thanks for busting the myths.

Anonymous

05/11/2014 - 10:07am

Yes

Anonymous

04/23/2014 - 4:15pm

It is to me and I eat it regularly

Anonymous

04/12/2014 - 12:10pm

I really dont see any value to it. Therd are plenty of other healthier, nutrient dense veggies for us to choose when produce shopping! Thanks.
Melissa P.

Anonymous

03/17/2014 - 3:48pm

Wouldn't the yellow varieties have more beta carotene?

Anonymous

02/26/2014 - 7:32am

Yes

Anonymous

02/15/2014 - 2:25am

Eighty-five percent of the corn produced in the United States is genetically modified, according to the Center for Food Safety. To produce a genetically modified organism or GMO, scientists take genes from one plant or animal and insert them into the DNA of another. The technology of genetic engineering can produce crops that grow faster and larger and that are more resistant to herbicides and disease. The disadvantages of GMO sweet corn are potential dangers to human health and the environment.

Sweet corn that has been genetically modified is generally resistant to herbicides and possesses its own built-in pesticide, called Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt. When insects ingest GMO corn, the Bt contained in the corn kills the pests. Although this built-in toxin offers a significant advantage to farmers because it eliminates the need to spray crops with pesticides, it also means humans are consuming Bt with every bite of corn.

Anonymous

12/25/2013 - 12:15am

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