How many of you men out there love to grill out in the summer and enjoy the sunshine? If you do, keep in mind when you are choosing what to grill, to go for low-fat, fiber-rich foods. That means loading up on colorful vegetables – just what your body needs for colon cancer prevention and overall colon health. Sweet yellow corn should be one of those vegetables on your grilling plan.
Corn supports digestive health because of the fiber it contains; one ear of corn has nearly 3 grams of fiber. Eating vegetables that contain fiber helps promote regular bowel movements and cleans out your colon, removing waste and toxins. About 25-30 grams of fiber is recommended daily for adults.
Studies show an adequate amount of fiber in your diet can reduce your risk of colon cancer. Fiber helps alleviate digestive issues like constipation and hemorrhoids. Yellow corn is also a good source of carotenoid antioxidants, especially lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help protect against diseases like cancer.
Guys, this Grilled Sweet Corn and Bean Salad is a fun way to get your grill on, and also enjoy a colon-healthy side dish. This can be turned into a full (low-fat, high-fiber) meal. Just serve it over quinoa and add some shredded chicken or grilled chicken strips!