Is Corn Healthy
Today I'm going to be answering the question,quot;Is corn actually healthy?quot; and also talk about the many benefits of corn, some of thesurprising benefits that are used in Chinese medicine. To first answer this question, iscorn healthy, the answer is yes and no. It depends on where you're getting your corn. We know today that a lot of people are usinghigh fructose corn syrup and corn syrup solids. Of course, that's not going to be very healthywhen you're doing the processed derivatives of corn. If you're doing nonGMO, organiccorn that is sprouted, then actually it can be very healthy. Again, anything that sayscorn syrup or high fructose corn syrup, we
know that's one of the most inflammatory foodson the planet. But sprouted corn products such as this from the Sprouted Corn FlourCompany, in fact, I use this as flour on a regular basis, also these sprouted organiccorn tortillas, these can be very healthy as well. Here are some of the benefits. Here is whythis is good. First off, it should be sprouted. Sprouted grains are when you take a grainand you soak them and then you dry them. Essentially, what that does is it kills off something calledphytic acid. Phytic acid is an enzyme inhibitor and mineral blocker. It's what binds up minerals.A lot of people today, you might go out and
buy, let's say, a loaf of wheat bread. Itsays on there quot;contains 30% of your daily value of folate and thiaminequot; and some othervitamins. Here's the truth of the matter. You're not actually absorbing much of thoseat all, especially when it comes to minerals like iron or magnesium. You're absorbing verylittle, if any at all when you're not consuming sprouted grains. Ancient grains such as sourdough breads orEzekiel bread, those have typically been sprouted or lactofermented to where it kills off phyticacid or phytate, which bind to minerals. When you're consuming a grain that's been sprouted,you're now better able to absorb and digest
all the vitamins and minerals there. When it comes to corn, corn is a little bitof a sweeter grain. In Chinese medicine, that nourishes what's called your earth element.It's very good for your stomach and spleen in most cases. Also, corn here can be verygood for your heart. Corn is one of the best grains to do in the summer and the fall monthsbecause of its sweetness and because of how it nourishes some of those specific organsand actually can have many, many health benefits along with this. Corn is actually higher in certain types ofB vitamins, which makes it a really healthy
food. You can just see here sort of as I flipit over here as well, it is a little bit higher in carbohydrates, but it's also very highin iron and even higher in calcium for some grains. Again, a lot of benefits here whenit comes to corn. When you're buying it, make sure it's sproutedand USD organic, ideally. This is where I buy it. I buy it from the Sprouted Flour Company.You can get flours. You can get whole kernels. You can also get it in corn tortillas. Again corn, actually, here are just a fewof the benefits. One, it nourishes the heart. If you've got blood pressure issues or cholesterolissues, sprouted organic corn is one of the
best things you can do. If you have waterweight or even struggle with candida, corn is one of the best actual grains for candidabecause it helps your body get rid of excess water. Also, if you're looking to satisfy your sweettooth but not do sugar, this is great as well. I'll use this sprouted corn flour to makehomemade corn muffins or cornbread. It tastes fantastic. I'll use it to make homemade corncakes. My mom used to make these when I was a kid. They were kind of like pancakes butmade with corn flour, which are absolutely delicious. You can use corn tortilla wrapsto make healthy homemade tacos.
Candida Foods To Avoid Foods You Should Avoid With Candida Diet
Greetings. It's Eric Bakker, naturopath fromNew Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietarysupplements. Thanks for checking out part two of the tutorial today. This tutorial serieson what to eat and what to avoid with Candida. I've produced these two tutorials for a personcalled Tom Rutherford from Texas, who has actually emailed me. Eric, what can I eat?What should I avoid? So Tom, I hope you've checked out my first tutorial and had a goodlook at that. This is really part two, the foods to avoid with Candida.Well, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out what you need to avoid with Candida.You know what to avoid with Candida. It's
the foods that you look around and you seeother people eat, other people that complain about bad health, people that complain aboutbloating and gas and fatigue, bowel problems. People who go to the looking for differentkinds of medications for relief. Most people I see say the same thing to me. ï¿½I thoughtyou were going to say that. I had a feeling you were going to tell me to stop drinking.I had a feeling you were going to tell me that I can't have three candy bars every day.ï¿½Every patient I see with a chronic health problem has got some kind of habit underpinningthat health problem, and often there will be a dietary indiscretion and there will bea lifestyle indiscretion. And when you peel
those layers back, there will be some kindof stress underpinning that. I've spoken enough now in my tutorials aboutthe relationship with stress and chronic Candida. There is no doubt about it. Every single caseof ongoing Candida I see there is usually some kind of unresolved issue underlying that.I had three patients from the U.S. yesterday, and one patient, in particular, I saw hasgot a public service job. I said, ï¿½Do you like it?ï¿½ He said, ï¿½I hate it. I hatemy job.ï¿½ And I said, ï¿½Well, why would you stay in a job that you hate?ï¿½ ï¿½I don'tknow. I haven't decided to get out of it yet.ï¿½ Now, he's had Candida for a long time. Thisguy is on an amazingly good diet and he's
been on it for some time, and he can't understandwhy after three or four naturopaths and two s, no one has helped him to resolvethis problem. And basically, when I told him that the job's got to go, the diet doesn't.I think he understood what I was alluding to.Maybe you're a person looking at this right now who's on a perfect diet. You've been toa really good naturopath or the best in town who's given you an incredible diet.You've been to maybe a psychotherapist or a counselor. You've been to a chiropractor.You've been to all these kinds of people and yet you're still not right and you're stilleating the best foods. Try to understand that
it's a lot more than just food that you needto eat and to avoid to get rid of Candida. That's the secret.Let's delve into the foods you need to avoid now. I've written quite extensively on thisin my book, but I'm going to go through a list of different things that I think you'llknow when I read these out or mention these. These are the foods that can affect you quitebadly, and it's not necessarily the quantity of these foods that you eat or the frequencyof foods that you eat. It's how much you're enjoying these foods, so you've got to stopthe relationship that you've got with that food. You've got to stop it. We have relationshipswith foods. I don't know if you realize that.
Just like we have relationships with people.And sometimes people can really piss us off. We can have bad relationships with people.We can have good relationships with people. And sometimes when we sever those relationshipsor change them, it's like a breath of fresh air.What food do you really enjoy eating that's a naughty food, that's a bad food, a foodthat you shouldn't be eating? Is it a chocolate bar? Is it peanut butter? Is it going to thecupboard and getting a slice of bread and putting peanut butter and jam on it? Is itgoing to the refrigerator and having a glass of milk two or three times a day? Is it reallywanting that beer or wine at the end of the