3 rea­sons to put sweet corn on the menu!

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - SHOPPING -

• It’s fill­ing

Corn is rich in hunger-bust­ing fi­bre, with one cob pro­vid­ing a fifth of your daily needs. Corn’s spe­cial fi­bre (‘re­sis­tant starch’) pro­motes gut health and also pro­tects against bowel can­cer.

• It’s great fuel

This starchy veg has a medium gly­caemic in­dex rat­ing, which means it’s a great ad­di­tion to your salad at lunch to keep en­ergy lev­els up, or at din­ner to re­fuel af­ter your day’s work.

• It helps safe­guard healthy eyes

Corn ker­nels get their sig­na­ture yel­low colour from lutein, an an­tiox­i­dant pig­ment which can help pro­tect your eyes from UV da­m­age. This may re­duce your risk of de­vel­op­ing mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion and blind­ness.

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