Is corn on the cob fattening?


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Corn on the cob, if prepared properly, is not fattening, according to HowStuffWorks. Boiled corn on the cob is a complex carbohydrate, which take longer to digest and do not raise blood sugar like simple carbohydrates do.

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As long as it is not slathered in butter and other toppings, corn is a very healthy food, explains HowStuffWorks. One medium ear of yellow or white corn has 77 calories and 1 gram of fat. It is high in fiber, with 3 grams per serving. Dietary fiber maintains blood sugar levels, helps create normal bowel movements and lowers cholesterol levels. Corn is a source of several vitamins, including folic acid and vitamin C. Folic acid helps prevent heart disease.

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