Food and Health

COFFEE


Benefits:
  • Stimulates the central nervous system.
  • Can help you stay awake and alert.
Drawbacks:
  • May contribute to difficulty falling asleep and disturbed or reduced sleep.
  • Drinking large amounts can cause irritability and jittery nerves.
  • Increases excretion of calcium.

CORN


Benefits:
  • A good source of folate and thiamine.
  • A rich source of lutein.
  • Air-popped unbuttered popcorn is low in calories and very high in fiber.
Drawbacks:
  • The niacin in corn is not released in the human digestive tract.
  • Corn lacks lysine and tryptophan, two essential amino acids needed to make a complete protein.