Is Sweetcorn good for you (or me)?

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Offline rhade

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Is Sweetcorn good for you (or me)?
« on: 13/07/2011 12:28:26 »
I was eating sweetcorn the other day. About 24 hours later I noticed, as I have before, that a lot of it ends up floating down the toilet, apparently undigested. What I want to know is:-
Why is the human body apparently so bad at digesting it?
And, if it isn't being digested properly, is it doing me any good?
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« Reply #1 on: 13/07/2011 19:35:30 »
I think you're supposed to chew it rather than swallow it [;D]
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« Reply #3 on: 14/07/2011 09:01:55 »
I think you're supposed to chew it rather than swallow it [;D]

Since I prefer corn on the cob, swallowing it might be a tad difficult.
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« Reply #4 on: 14/07/2011 18:09:24 »

Since I prefer corn on the cob, swallowing it might be a tad difficult.


It's not that hard, but this is the "proper" way to eat them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6guOrAsg0FI
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« Reply #5 on: 19/07/2011 11:15:17 »
There are quite a few health benefits of sweet corn. The significant amount of folate corn supplies helps in maintaining a good health for our heart. Statistics have proven that for smokers, sweet corn consumption reduces the risk of lung cancer.
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« Reply #6 on: 19/07/2011 17:24:30 »
The fact that it has some undigested parts does not mean that those parts are useless. For example, those fragments are useful in maintained a proper fecal water level. Furthermore, the undigested fragments are further digested by the intestinal flora, allowing a proper equilibrium between them.