Corn is the oldest of the grain crops; it began to be grown 12 thousand years ago in South and Central America, where it is called maize. Archaeological excavations confirm the use of grains of this vegetable in our civilization. Cereal culture can be safely called the main basis for the development of the ancient peoples of America: the Aztecs, Mayans and Olmecs.
This three-meter-long cereal could feed huge fast-growing tribes and gave people the necessary source of energy and a number of useful macro- and microelements. The largest number of interesting finds confirming the processing and cultivation of this crop was found in Mexico.
Only interestingly found ears of maize were several times smaller than modern ones. By constant crossbreeding, a larger hybrid of maize was developed that was close to the modern variety. Breeding lasted for several centuries and still does not stop. For this, the best varieties are selected and new hybrids are bred.
Corn is widely used on an industrial scale. They make flour, cereals and excellent corn oil, which in its composition is not inferior to either vegetable or sunflower. This inexpensive and highly useful product is suitable for everyday use.
The color of the oil can be red-brown and light yellow, in appearance it is very similar to sunflower oil. The only thing that distinguishes it is its special aroma and taste. But for some reason it is less popular in Russia than in Europe, although quite a lot of benefits are brought to our body. In the article we will tell you in detail about all the useful and healing properties of corn oil.
Corn oil: benefits and its composition
Crude oil contains approximately 85% unsaturated and saturated fatty acids. Corn oil is twice as good as olive and sunflower in terms of vitamin E, which is the strongest antioxidant and prevents premature aging. Vitamin E also affects the proper functioning of the sex glands and fights against free radicals. In addition, the oil is rich in vitamins: B1, F, PP, provitamin A and lecithin.
The systematic use of this dietary product contributes to the normalization of metabolic processes, liver, gall bladder and intestines. The oil has special substances that can lower cholesterol in human blood, as a result of which the risk of blood clots and atherosclerosis is reduced.
Thanks to vitamin K, corn oil is recommended for people with heart disease. In addition, this product has general strengthening properties, therefore it is widely used in alternative medicine. It is especially useful for pregnant, lactating women and young children. Linoleic acid present in the oil fights well with various diseases, such as: peeling of the skin, migraine, colds.
It is actively used in cosmetology. To give the hair shine and health, it is necessary to rub corn oil into their roots. This method will perfectly strengthen your curls and make them thicker.
Corn oil: harm and contraindications
Undoubtedly, corn is a very valuable and useful product, but at the same time it has its drawbacks and contraindications. Cereal itself, like corn oil, should not be consumed by people suffering from thrombophlebitis, increased blood clotting and thrombosis.
It is not recommended to abuse it for those who have poor appetite and low weight. With exacerbations of the duodenum and stomach ulcers, it is better to limit the amount of corn and refrain from such a useful oil, which can only aggravate the situation.
If you decide to use corn to treat any disease, consult a qualified professional in advance.