Purple corn is in the group of Peruvian super foods. It is cultivated in seaside areas, as well as in the mountains. We know about a few purple plants in nature, and therefore, for people who try to eat true rainbow nutrition, purple corn is a fantastic choice.
Benefits of Drinking Purple Corn Juice
Nutrition and food experts say that natural crops that are colored with deep purple have several amounts of antioxidants, Anthocyanins, to be precise. The anthocyanin is the most powerful antioxidant discovered in the nutritional word. The more the purple color in a food, the more the powerful is. Therefore, purple corn is the most powerful food on the world.
Purple Corn juice! Its anthocyanin can help strengthen our glandular system which affects the pancreas and how it normally secretes natural insulin. It also tones down obesity by keeping fat storage at normal levels, helping your body keep only the healthy proportion of fats. Less fats and normal body weight equals reduced chances of increased blood sugar levels.
Since the purple corn juice is rich in antioxidant content, it will act as a protector and a remedy against cancer. The antioxidants help in halting tumor, cancer growth and kill cancer cells due to its combination of anthocyanin, Vitamin C and E.
Anti-inflammatory properties—Researchers at Tokai Gakuen University in Nagoya, Japan confirmed the anti-inflammatory response of C3G, a benefit belived to be inherent in anthocyanins.
If high blood pressure is not treated, it can lead to heart disease, memory loss, vision loss, stroke and kidney damage. A report from the “Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology” states that purple corn anthocyanins lowers the high blood pressure.
Since purple corn gives collagen health and it has a super Vitamin E, it will definitely delay aging. The most importance is that it gives energy and vigor and thus you can enjoy life, hence delaying aging. The purple corn enables the body to reproduce new and healthier cells.
Inhibits Diabetic Kidney Damage
This healthful food not only decreased adhesions of cells within the kidneys but also reduced inflammation, which plays a contributory role in the onset and progression of the disease. These positive findings led scientists to conclude that PCA supplementation might be an important means of preventing kidney damage associated with type 2 diabetes.
The Purple Corn Juice Recipe
- 1 cup of fruit (fresh)
- ½ cup lime juice (fresh)
- 2 cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 gallon of water
- ¼ lb. of corn kernels or 1 lb. of corn cobs (purple)
- Sweetener (True Blue Agave or Yacon Syrup)
To prepare your own purple corn juice, fill a pot with the kernels and add 1 gallon of water.
Add cinnamon sticks and cloves, stock overnight or for a faster recipe, boil the water over a high heat.
After that, cover the pot and simmer it overnight. The content will turn to an eggplant, cool purple color.
Pour the content into a container, and then fill the pot with water again and cook it over low heat.
Then after an hour, pour the mixture into the same container.
Squeeze a half cup of fresh limes into the liquid and let it cool down.
Put it into a fridge.