By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
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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