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Corn-y connections: The relationship between cooked yellow corn and blood sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Corn is a nutrient-rich food packed with essential antioxidants, fibre, minerals and vitamins. It is also low in fat and sodium, making it perfect for fitness enthusiasts. So, why should you have to pay attention to how you consume it? Well, when you cook yellow corn—which is high in simple carbs—it loses some of its fibre structure and gets absorbed by the bloodstream quickly, leading to hyperglycemia, a rapid rise of glucose in the blood.

A-maze-ing optimisations for glucose balance
• Consider eating cooked yellow corn in controlled portions; not more than 30-50 grams at a time.
• Try pairing cooked yellow corn with a protein source, such as chicken, fatty fish, and seafood along with fat and fibre to prepare a well-balanced meal that won’t detract from your health. Corn cob chicken salad is an excellent dish to try out.

Corn has a low glycaemic index (GI) of 52; a recent study has also shown that regular whole grain consumption could be incredibly beneficial in lowering your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes. However, it is important to understand that because it contains a high amount of carbs, it could raise blood sugar levels in your body.

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