Are there health benefits of eating corn meal?



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    Yes, research from 2008 suggests that milled yellow corn products (like grits, cornmeal and corn flour) do have some health benefits. The study, conducted by Dr. Mario Ferruzzi, revealed that these products are “rich in antioxidants, especially carotenoids,” which are associated with preventing cancer and heart disease. Additionally, more than 50% of the amount of carotenoids available in these products can be available after digestion to be absorbed into the body. Compared to other foods like carrots and tomatoes, this level of what is called bioaccessibility is just as high, if not higher.

    In sum, there are some health benefits to eating cornmeal!

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    Cornmeal is also a good source of fiber. And if you’re wondering about nutrients, enriched cornmeal has notable levels in thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and iron. The calorie and carbohydrate levels are fairly high, however, so you’ll want to keep track of how much you’re eating if you’re trying to maintain or lose weight.

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