SERVING SIZE: 1/2 c
How Can Corn Make You Feel Great?
Reduce Water Retention & Blood PressureAdding corn to your diet may be an ideal way to reduce water retention and blood pressure. Corn contains a sizeable amount of potassium. A high potassium diet just may be the ideal low sodium diet. As a diuretic, potassium actually reduces water retention and thus counteracts the action of sodium in the body. Corn is thus a boon for those with high blood pressure, especially in spring when water congestion in the body reaches a peak. The best form of corn for Kapha is popcorn because popcorn's dryness absorbs excess Kapha fluids in the stomach.
The Dark Side of CornAs the poster child for the modern industrial food complex, corn cultivation also has a dark side. Traditionally, native central Americans grew many varieties of corn side by side with vegetables from other plant families. Today, most corn fields are grown as a mono-crop, depleting soils and requiring heavy use of pesticides. The inability of cultivated plants to survive without pesticide and fertilizer use is a testimony to their lack of vitality. Edible weeds, on the other hand, bring their revitalizing life force to the table.
Corn is also a victim on GMO. Ayurveda recommends you avoid all genetically modified life forms.
Corn Syrup & the Obesity EpidemicThe conversion of corn into corn syrup may be responsible for the obesity epidemic in American. The FDA, infiltrated by corporations such as Monsanto, gave its rubber stamp approval to genetically modified (GMO) corn. As of 2009 GMO corn comprised up to 85% of corn sown in the United States, despite ongoing controversy over potential health and environmental hazards.
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WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Corn Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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Eat Well for Life With Ayurveda: Balance Your Dosha
HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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Comments & Impressions of 'Corn'Do you like 'corn'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'corn'?
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Yum! Glad to know all benefits. Thank you!
I love corn chips,corn nuts, popcorn... My quiz results say Vata but I sure love some of those no no foods for Vata lol.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.