Purple corn is an organic superfood that grows 3,000 meters high in the mountain of the Andes. An ancient crop found in archeological sites and have been a very important staple crop of the Aztecs as far back as 2500 years.
Also referred to as blue corn, this organic superfood belongs to the member of Poaceae grass family and is one of the few plants in nature that come in the deepest shade of purple. Its scientific name is zea mays and like all other corn strains originated from the ancient corn known as kculli.
This marvelous corn has a very rich composition of phytochemical. It even has a higher content of antioxidant than blueberries, which makes it a very potent organic superfood around.
The Peruvian purple corn holds the highest level of anthocyanins at 16.4mg per gram. Anthocyanins are flavonoids which protect the capillaries and the blood vessels of the body from damaging effects of free radicals. They have also shown to improve skin condition by stimulating formation of collagen. Most pigments that give color to fruits and veggies contains chemicals that fights degenerative diseases, but few have demonstrated anti-inflammatory capabilities and the potential to help prevent obesity like purple corn. It also houses a rich amount of polyphenols, which are organic chemicals that are generally involved in defense against aggression of pathogens.
This remarkable organic superfood also provides you with an unusual amount of the hydroxybenzoic acid called protocatechuic acid as well as beta carotene, vanillic acid, ferulic acids, syringic acid, coumaric acid and caffeic acid which are all key phytonutrients of purple corn. It is also a vital source of vitamin B6, niacin, manganese, phosphorus and dietary fiber.
Incorporating this organic superfood in your diet and increasing intake of polyphenol rich food can provide you with numerous health benefits like reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and some form of cancers, lower blood pressure level, promote blood flow, reduce cholesterol level and protects you from atherosclerosis. The phytochemicals found in purple corn also shows a positive effect on obesity by increasing the activity of genes that controls the functions of fat cells.
Here are other health benefits of purple corn: It is effective against digestion problems, reflux, acidic stomach, for cough, colds and flu, and gland problem. It is also a great for detoxification. There’s really nothing quite like this amazing organic superfood.
As for side effects, nothing has been reported so far. And there is actually no such thing as corn overdose. But just like in everything, it has to be in moderation. Of course, the residue collected in your body will eventually be eliminated through the natural process.
Organic superfood is best. Eat clean. Stay healthy.
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