Corn Helps Type 2 Kidney Problems

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By Deborah Mitchell for

Corn (maize) is probably the most recognized food crop in the world, and its golden colored ears are a trademark. However, a purple corn variety found in Chile and Peru has been shown to possess some antidiabetic properties that may prove helpful in type 2 diabetes and associated kidney complications.

Purple corn has potent healing compounds

Purple corn is a maize variety that contains higher amounts of phytonutrients, especially anthocyanins and phenolics, than its golden and blue cousins. Anthocyanins have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and increasingly are being studied for their effect on various health challenges ranging from cancer to aging, heart disease, and diabetes.

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