May I Have Some Corn?

Yesterday hosted a BBQ for my love. He graduated from Columbia College today with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. #proudgirlfriend

Anywho, planning a BBQ can be stressful, but it turned out to be spectacular. We all chipped in on the menu items, there was great music, spades, and tons of splashing in the pool.

I managed to go the entire day without touching the baked beans and BBQ ribs. I had him grill salmon (yummy!) and I had a little pasta salad and corn on the cob.

In the back of my mind the entire day I was wondering what the deal is with corn. Yes, it’s starchy, but it’s from the earth so I feel like I should be able to eat loads of it. I probably had 4 ears of corn yesterday! Too much?

I did some research. I learned the following:

  • Corn IS good for you. It’s a vegetable for goodness sake.
  • Corn feeds the good bacteria in your body.
  • Corn contains vitamins B and C.
  • Corn contains magnesium and potassium.
  • Corn contains antioxidants good for eye health.

One more thing: there are more grams of sugar in 1 banana than there are in an ear of corn. We don’t hesitate to eat bananas, so we shouldn’t hesitate to eat corn!

I’m glad I learned these tidbits because if I have to give up corn I may cry!