Corn Helps Type 2 Kidney Problems

EmaxHealth Health News

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.

To learn more, head here.

“LIKE” eMaxHealth news on Facebook to receive links to important articles in your Facebook feed!

Support Research

Fund Diabetes research and care at The Diabetes Site for free!