I have always loved eating corn but was never sure whether it contained any benefits. So today I decided to find out a little bit more about it.
Here is the nutritional contents of an average cup of corn (149grams) :
~Fibre 14.3% RDA
~Vitamin C. 13.6% RDA
~B3. 12.5% RDA
~Manganese. 12.5% RDA
~B3. 11.8% RDA
~Calories. 7% RDA
Corn is a whole grain food that is high in fibre, low in fat and provides our body with essential nutrients, beneficial methinks!?
Corn provides our body with two important carotenoids: lutein and leaxanthin which both support our eyes, reducing the chance of eye disease and slow cataracts. Lutein also reduces the chance of stroke or heart attack as it prevents hardening of arteries.
Corn also contains folate which supports out cardiovascular system and vitamin B1 that helps our body convert carbs into energy and aids the functioning of our heart, muscles and nervous systems.
As you can see corn is high in fibre; both soluble and insoluble. Dietary fibre is the soluble fibre which reduces chance of heart disease and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure levels, whereas the insoluble fibre helps prevent constipation. This can also be good for dieting as the fibre makes you feel more satisfied, meaning you eat less, aiding weight loss.
An average sized corn ear only contains about 80 Calories and over 10% of our RDA of fibre!!
So is corn beneficial?
I definitely think so!!
So today marks the end of the first week of my 3 Week: 3 Move Challenge. So far so good.. right? Well I will admit I did miss one day but I’m catching up on what I missed out on! Its all about persistence!!
So how is everyone else doing? Start today and start seeing the difference!
This challenge will build your core muscles in no time!
Tip: switch up the type of sit ups you do. Try some of these:
•Oblique Ab curl: These are similar to normal sit ups. Same position however you when raise your shoulders off floor , twist your torso so that your elbow from one arm moves towards the opposite knee and alternate direction after each sit up. These work the oblique abs or ‘side’ abdominal muscles.
•Air crunches : Same position as normal sit up, however legs are extended and knees move alternately towards face , at the same time the opposite elbow meets the knee. Works the upper and lower abs as well as obliques!
•You could also incorporate an Exercise Ball !
Raspberries in strawberry organic yoghurt.
As promised I started the 3week : 3day challenge this morning! Yes as soon as I got up this morning it was down to business. I decided to split my workout up into sets:
• 25 sit ups
• 8 push ups
• 25 sit ups
• 8 push ups
• 25 sit ups
• 10 push ups
• 25 sit ups
REMEMBER!! You don’t have to do your daily workout routine all at the one time, you can break it up over your day as you please, this is just easier for me as the morning before work is the most time I have in the day! For example you could do 50 sit ups in the morning, 13 push ups at lunch, 50 sit ups at dinner and 13 push ups in the evening. Do what suits you best, you will still reap the same results! Designing your workout plan to suit your timetable is essential in order to help you stick to the plan and not miss a day!
Don’t forget to take the stairs at any chance you get today, that ELEVATOR IS YOUR ENEMY! 🙂 Lucky for me I work on the fifth floor of a very big building, all the more walking!
Get in those pints of lemon water too! They will leave you feeling energised , rejuvenated and it is a great alkaline booster, improves digestion, cleanses your liver, boosts your immune system, helping to fight infections and provides the body with antioxidants.
I was running a little late this morning with my new routine in place so may not of drank my morning pint of lemon water but there’s always the rest of the day to squeeze it in! Its never to late! If you haven’t started already you always can now! 🙂
So Im on work placement for college for the next 14 weeks so I’m going to be busy everyday of the week! However I seen this 3 Week: 3 Move Challenge and I do love a challenge!
Lauren Conrad recently posted about this 3 Week: 3 Move Challenge and so I decided sure why not give it a go!
The Challenge involves completing 3 simple moves everyday for 3 weeks:
• minimum 100 ab crunches
•minimum 26 push ups
• take the stairs instead of the elevator
To add to this try drinking a pint of lemon water before each main meal of the day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), everyday for three weeks too! This will help help you detox your body along with many other health benefits.
Doesn’t seem too hard .. Right? ?
…well I’ll keep you posted on how its going, day one starting tomorrow!
Why don’t you give it a try with me!?
Here is another one of my smoothie recipes, as I am a smoothie lover! It is quick and simple, and incorporates some of my favourite fruits. Smoothies are a great way to get fruits as well as vegetables into your diet, Enjoy!
What You’ll Need:
1 cup raspberries
100g vanilla yogurt ( I used greek for the extra protein)
approx. 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1. Blend all ingredients togethers, pour into a glass and enjoy!
Desserts are always the culprit when it comes to eating a balanced diet as it associates with dishes that are high in fat, sugar and calories . However, we did a little bit of research and we came up with the idea that eating nutritious dessert with low calories is possible.
Above all , the important thing is that we not only provide low calories desserts , but also , we ensure they are full of nutrients and low in calories to justify a sweet dish . Vitamins , minerals, fiber and low calories we offer you with the following desserts :
1- Oranges with chocolate and pistachios : This preparation provides about 200 calories per serving. However, it is not empty from calories but it has vitamin C as it is a derivative from oranges, with lots of water and fiber, in addition to healthy fats derived from pistachio…
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