Myth-Busting: Corn Isnt A Bad Vegetable Just Because Its High In Carbs


These days, we’re taught from the cradle to eat more of certain foods and less of others.

The standard food pyramid tells us to get betweenfive and nine servings of fresh fruits and veggies every single day, but we all know that not all fruits and veggies are made equally.

Some veggies are low in calories and high in vitamins, while others are a bit more sugary and starchy.

For example, bananas might be packed with nutrients and health benefits, but they’re also high in sugar and carbohydrates, so it’s wise to limit yourself to only a couple per day.

Some items in the veggie family are subject to similar restrictions: potatoes are probably the most famous example, because they’re filling and starchy, but also high in calories.

Lately, vegetables with a lot of sugars have also drawn some attention: peas, carrots, and corn have all fallen under more dietary scrutiny for their relatively high sugar and carb content.

Still, before you go cutting corn out of your diet, you should know that (like the banana) it’s incredibly nutritious when eaten in moderation!

We’re not saying that everyone should constantly chow down on corn slathered in butter. Rather, consider that the right corn recipe can give you a healthy dose of complex carbs to keep you full, not to mention super-healthy dietary fiber and lots of vitamins and antioxidants.

Check out the video below to learn more, and don’t forget toSHARE the truth about corn with friends and family!

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