Health Tip – Sept. 17 – Corn: A Summer Treat
Corn on the cob is a traditional summertime treat that can add some positive nutritional value to typically less-than-healthful BBQ fare. Corn has been cultivated for hundreds of years and was (and still is) a staple in many parts of the world.
A good source of vitamins B1, B5 and C, corn also provides many other valuable nutrients, including:
1. Fiber for gastrointestinal function and weight control.
2. Folate, which can help reduce the risk of birth defects and promote heart health.
3. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vital to healthy adrenal function.
4. Lutein for healthy vision
Try corn on the cob grilled, boiled or steamed, on its own or brushed with a little olive oil for a healthy summertime side