Purple corn, or also known as the blue corn belongs to the same species as the regular corn. Its deep purple color comes from the kernels it contains. Purple corn has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and it is the perfect food for prevention from cancer.
Properties of Purple Corn
Purple corn is loaded with natural dyes and three powerful antioxidants:
According to a research done at the Ohio State University, anthocyanins contained in the purple corn destroyed more than 20% of in vitro cancer cells. The effects of purple corn anthocyanins are compared to anthocyanins from different plant types, including grapes, radishes, purple carrots and elder berries.
Researchers from Doshisha University in Japan found that anthocyanidin C3G found in the purple corn prevented obesity in mice. Therefore, they hope that it will have similar effect on humans as well.
The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of purple corn have been supported by a research conducted at Tokai Gakuen University in Japan. This anti-inflammatory effect is due to the anthocyanidin C3G.
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Source: 1M Health Tips