Written By Admin
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Corn silk is the hair-like strands found under the green outer covering of the corn. Many of us just discard it because we’re ignorant of the fact that it has numerous health benefits. This article highlights some of its wonderful benefits.
PREVENTS KIDNEY STONES:
Kidney stones are formed due to build up of small crystals in the kidney. It helps in the proper flow of urine, which averts the accumulation of crystals. Nonetheless, it can’t remove the stone that already exists in the kidney.
ASSISTS IN BLOOD CLOTTING:
It contains vitamin K that aids blood clotting. When you get hurt, the vitamin ensures that you don’t lose too much blood from your body by helping it to clot.
CONTROLS BLOOD SUGAR:
Numerous studies have confirmed that corn silk has the potential of controlling the blood sugar levels. Besides elevating insulin levels, it also helps in the repair of damaged pancreas cells, where insulin is produced.
High cholesterol is associated with various heart diseases. Hence, you need to consume the outer corn silk to safe guard yourself from heart-related complications, as it controls the cholesterol levels in the body.
The diuretic properties of corn silk help to flush excessive fluids and toxins out of the body, hence averting the risk of Urinary tract infecting (UTI) and cardiovascular disease.
How To Consume Corn Silk
Add it in boiled water, make tea, serve hot or cold. To enhance the taste add lemon juice.
In a jar full of water put corn silk and keep the jar under direct sunlight for a day. In the evening add some honey to that water and drink.
Use only organically grown corns, not the ones sprayed with pesticides and full of GMOs.
When taken in extremely large doses, corn silk can decrease potassium levels in the blood and can cause skin rashes, itching, and allergies.