Corn is one of the most extensively consumed cereal grains in the world. Packed with nutrients, the crunchy and juicy corn is worth craving for during pregnancy.
Can You Eat Corn During Pregnancy?
Yes, you can. Corn contains folic acid, fiber, vitamins B1, B5, and C, improves digestion, strengthens circulation and also aids lactation
*Fiber treats constipation:
The fiber content in corn can address digestive problems such as constipation that you may experience during early pregnancy.
*Prevents macular degeneration:
Corn contains a carotenoid substance called zeaxanthin that has oxidative properties and prevents macular degeneration of the eye. It, therefore, helps your baby fight macular degeneration in the later stages
* Folate lowers birth defects:
Corn has folic acid that reduces the risk of spina bifida and other neutral malformations.
* Boosts memory of the unborn child:
Thiamine in corn aids in the development of memory in both the mother and the baby.
* Improves immune system:
Containing beta-carotene, corn provides vitamin A that is required for immune system functioning, and for healthy growth and development of the baby.
From fresh raw corn to cooked and baked and popped, corn is available in a variety of edible forms. But can you eat all of them?