Corn is Top Vegetable for Antioxidant Benefits

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'Corn has been downplayed and even ridiculed as being a food that has no nutritional benefits, but nothing could be further from the truth. Maize was the name native Americans gave to corn, and they lived long healthy lives with maize as the backbone of their diets. Now scientists have discovered the reason that made this possible – corn’s antioxidant benefits are astronomical!

Researchers at Cornell University have recently shown that corn contains many powerful phytonutrients (nutrients from plants) not previously discovered. Previous research assessed antioxidant power by measuring only the free form of phytonutrients. The Cornell team looked at the bound forms of phytonutrients released during digestion. What they found was absolutely stunning.'

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