While nothing quite beats eating quickly boiled or grilled corn on the cob with butter dribbling down your chin, taking a slightly exotic approach can be nice too. So get shucking—while corn is available year-round, your local farmstand’s got it fresh from the field right now. How healthy is corn? 1 cup of fresh sweet corn kernels (about 1 large ear) has 4 grams of fiber, plus it’s rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds that help keep your eyes healthy as you age. Download a FREE Healthy Vegetable Side Dish Recipe Cookbook!