Corn: An Anti-Aging Food

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Hi, Dr. Kevin Soden here. You know corn syrup is as bad as sugar, and it has no real benefit when added to food. But corn as a veggie on your plate is a great choice. Whether you like whole kernels or corn on the cob, it's got something that can really sweeten your health. It's a potent phytochemical called ferulic acid, which helps you avoid a host of chronic conditions from Alzheimer's disease to cancer.

You'll also find this super-phenol in tomatoes and rice bran. It does a ton of good things for your body, like scavenge, free radicals, and reduce black build up in artery walls, and if all that isn't enough, it may help fight aging too, and there's more. Corn also contains lutein, a nutrient that may help protect your eyes from aging.

A half cup of corn means a mere 66 calories, and has a respectable two grams of fiber. It's also a great kid friendly choice. For more ways to nourish your family's health, watch all our smart tips, right here.