Best Sweetener for Purple Corn Juice

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If you’re buying purple corn juice that is ready to drink, you will want it sweetened. What would be the best option for a sweetened purple corn juice (PCJ)? Even if you’re preparing your own PCJ, you will want to know what the best sweetener for purple corn juice is.

Sugar

Some PCJ products are sweetened with sugar.  If you are a health buff, white sugar is definitely a no-no. And it will be such a waste of healthy purple corn juice if you just defeat the health purpose by using white sugar which is food for cancer cells and makes you easily susceptible to diabetes. Moreover, white sugar weakens your immune system so you easily get sick. If you have no other option but to use sugar, at least use brown sugar.

Fructose and Corn Syrup

They sound healthy at first–because fructose comes from fruits and corn syrup comes from corn. But remember, these are highly commercialized so that processing them brings in more profits to businesses that use them, rendering them highly unhealthy and even promotes kidney harm and blood sugar level increase. In fact, a lot of health and nutrition experts recommend staying away from them for sweeteners.

Aspartame

Aspartame is a powerful sweetener but a big no-no to health as well. Many health experts say it promotes cancer. Aspartame is used mostly to sweeten softdrinks and artificial powder juice drinks. So, before buying powder “fruit” drinks, see if it is sweetened by aspartame. And definitely, don’t sweeten your purple corn juice with it.

Sucralose

Sucralose is non-caloric so some experts say it is safe. But it is artificial, nonetheless. Anything unnatural has bad health consequences for you sooner or later because our natural bodies are designed to take only natural food.

Stevia

Stevia is a non caloric and all natural sweetener derived from a South American herb called S. rebaudiana. The sweet leaves may not be as sweet as sugar or aspartame but it is powerfully sweet enough to give your PCJ a good refreshing and healthy sweetness. Stevia is recommended for diabetics with doctor’s approval, of course.

Purple Corn and Angina

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Angina is often a silent killer. Usually you don’t know it’s about to strike until it’s too late. Experts define it as the lack of sufficient blood in the heart muscles, depriving the heart of oxygen. And there are three types–stable, unstable, and variant or Prinzmetal’s. The unstable type is what often strikes without warning and usually cannot be relieved with mere rest.

Taking purple corn supplements regularly–like purple corn juice–can help prevent angina. Because it is rich in lutein, it can help toughen blood vessels so they don’t easily rupture. The danger comes when angina strikes and causes pressure to build up in an artery and burst it, resulting to lethal internal bleeding. With the lutein in purple corn, however, ruptured blood vessels can be prevented because of the vascular health it provides.

But don’t wait till angina is about to strike before you start taking purple corn supplements. Start taking purple corn regularly now to offset any ailment that may hit in the future. Though purple corn is not something you may take like medicine or in lieu of it, this supplement may help in the prevention of ailments.

Taking purple corn supplements is not angina treatment, we would like to make clear here. Purple corn is merely a supplement–a help or aid in disease prevention and sometimes helping patients recover from sickness. At other times, according to personal testimonies, it works healing even if taken without other medicines. However, we maintain that supplements like purple corn are not stand-alone treatments. You need to see a medical doctor and follow his or her prescriptions.

Especially with deadly ailments like angina, you should always consult your doctor on what to do, even about your supplement intakes. Moreover, never take headaches lightly. If you have a headache, taking purple corn supplements may help alleviate it, but you need to take a rest and perhaps a safe drug for it. Severe headaches sometimes trigger angina that leads to a stroke. As one study published by Stroke.AhaJournals.Org said, “Severity of angina pectoris in patients with stable CHD predicts an increased risk of subsequent ischemic stroke.”

Purple Corn and Varicose Veins

varicose veinsIf you have been pestered by the pain that varicose veins give, you should try taking purple corn supplement regularly. Regular intake promotes vascular health and smooth blood flow. When your veins swell, blood flow is inhibited and both the inflammation and the impeded blood flow cause the pains. But suffer no more with purple corn supplements.

Anti-Inflammatory Property

Purple corn anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant present in the corn, has anti-inflammatory effects that prevent swelling of the blood vessels and veins. Sometimes, unknowingly or with full knowledge, we eat food bad for a varicose vein condition. Soon, our veins swell and give us excruciating troubles. But purple corn anti-inflammation effects can help alleviate the inflammation and give some relief. But the supplement should be taken regularly so that come swelling, the condition can be quickly neutralized.

If the purple corn supplement is taken only during the swelling and pain, the relief may not come at the desired moment. Thus, intake should be regular so that the relieving effects are ready in your body. The good thing about this supplement is that, it doesn’t give you any side effect, unlike some synthetic medicines. So with or without varicose veins attacks, take purple corn supplements.

Rich in Lutein 

Secondly, purple corn is rich in lutein. This important micro-nutrient is good for vascular health, firmness, and flexibility. To get your veins always in good shape and peak health, give it a dose of vein health promoter by taking purple corn supplements regularly. Lutein makes your veins and blood vessels flexible so that an expansion or elongation will not cause stress on the veins, preventing pain during an attack.

Moreover, the anti-inflammation effect will take care of any swelling so that it doesn’t affect you for long but will provide ease immediately. The anti-inflammation will also eliminate the unsightly bulge of your veins on your legs in due time.

Always remember, supplements seldom give you quick relief when not taken regularly. And though their effects are often gradual, they do not end up in any side effect.

How to Make Your Own Purple Corn Juice

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You can make your own purple corn juice drink if you want to. This way you can be assured of a totally chemical-free, all-natural home-made health beverage with lots of anthocyanin goodness. Here are what you need:

  • 8-10 corncobs of purple corn
  • 4 to 6 sticks of cinnamon
  • Several pieces of cloves (aromatic spice from a flower)
  • 4 to 6 chopped fresh apples
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Brown sugar

Place purple corn cobs in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Put in all the fruits and boil for 45 minutes to an hour. Then take out all the fruits and strain the juice into a container. Put in some sugar to taste. Let it cool down before putting into the refrigerator. Serve cold.

Isn’t the boiling process going to kill the anthocyanin and other nutrients in purple corn? Well, experts say anthocyanin is not affected by heat applied during boiling. But the same may not be true with other nutrients, like the Vitamin C in purple corn. Vitamin C is known to quickly evaporate when exposed to heat or when even merely exposed.

And this is one of the reasons why it is often better to buy purple corn juice supplements than make your own purple corn juice–you lose some nutrients in the preparation and heating process, and it’s not everyday that you have time to prepare and cook purple corn juice, especially if you are a busy executive or business owner. The process is further prolonged by the need to cool down the juice after boiling.

With purple corn juice supplements, you have the drink ready anytime you need it. You also benefit from the high-tech process of getting the purple corn nutrition intact even if the product went through the cooking process. Plus, you get the assurance and certification of your local food and drug agency that the beverage you are drinking is clean and safe, passing the government standard for quality.

What Soy Curd and Purple Corn Juice Give You

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Have you tried eating soy curd? In Manila, this healthy delicacy is called taho. It is soy in delicate, soft white gelatin form  sweetened with brown sugar syrup. It’s readily available in the streets sold as street food. If you are particular about clean food, there are stalls in malls selling soy curds.

But here’s the unique thing–have you tried it with purple corn juice? Get sweet and syrupy purple corn juice in a bottle and mix about 150 ml of it in a glass of sweetened soy curd and you get a powerfully delicious and healthy drink–even breakfast or snack! You can also blend it and put in some shaved ice for a cool healthy and refreshing drink before or after your workout.

It’s like flavored non-fat milkshake. Better yet, you can add in a little fresh milk (r even put whipped cream on top) for a really powerfully delicious treat you can take once a month–like a reward for some great accomplishment–even weight loss!

Both soy and purple corn have fat burning properties and antioxidant action. Soya antioxidant action is through its isoflavones said t be potent for healing purposes: According to CBN.Com, in an article written by Aaron Tabor, CEO and Medical Research Director for Revival Soy, one “research suggests that the isoflavones in soy are powerful antioxidants. Studies have reported that soy isoflavones alone (1) and in combination with vitamin C (2) reduce the oxidation of plasma LDL cholesterol. Scientific research has also suggested that soy consumption reduces plasma LDL cholesterol oxidation— the oxidation process turns bad LDL into a form that is even worse! (4) —and inhibits oxidative damage to the skin.”

This becomes better news when you see the fact how purple corn is rich in Vitamin C, and together with Soya, can effect a reduced LDL cholesterol oxidation, reducing the risk of getting atherosclerosis and other heart and blood pressure problems. This is not to mention the other antioxidant action present in purple corn, particularly  its powerful anthocyanin rich content which also helps in various ways fr health and healing.

Purple Corn and Respiratory Diseases

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Among prominent health properties of purple corn is its anti-inflammation. This greatly aids in the treatment of some respiratory diseases that involves blocking of air passages due to inflammation usually caused by allergies. Asthma is a case in point.

Asthma is simply the inflammation of the air passages. When allergy sets in and the air ducts to the lungs are inflamed or enlarged, oxygen supply is diminished and the patient starts gasping for breath. Sometimes, taking purple corn supplements take effect on the spot, with personal testimonies on this reporting immediate relief and longer remedy without side effects.

However, in most cases, prolonged regular intake is necessary before any long term relief is noticeable. Most testimonies in the Philippines, for instance, indicate 3 to 6 months of regular intake before improvements in asthma were noticed. However, once the healing effect took place, the results were often permanent as long as the patient continued taking the purple corn supplement.

With upper respiratory problems, like post nasal drip (PND), purple corn can prove to be of great help as well. Post Nasal Drip is a cold condition where liquid mucous runs at the back of the nose (thus “post” nasal) and runs down inside the throat instead of through the nostrils and out. Prolonged exposure to PND can infect the throat and tonsils which can later affect the heart.

Purple corn is reported to be rich in Vitamins C and E, helping the immune system cope better against allergies which are believed to be the culprits behind post nasal drip. When the allergy sets in, liquid mucous becomes productive and steadily flows to the back of the nose and through the throat. With purple corn intake, however, the allergy can be stopped at production level and prevent the start of the cold.

The best treatment for respiratory ailments is drinking lots of water and taking supplements like purple corn juice or capsules–plus enough rest and sleep and exercises.

Purple Corn Diabetes Program

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If you are a diabetic and taking maintenance, you may add a Purple Corn Diabetes Program to your regimen. This program is focused on reducing your body weight and checking your body fat storage, especially fat stored around the waist which many experts say greatly contributes to diabetes.

Health experts discovered that Vitamin C and exercise greatly reduced body weight. In fact, some are even saying that Vitamin C alone can reduce weight effectively. Here’s what Joseph Pritchard of HealthyLiving.Azcentral.Com has to say about Vitamin C and weight management:

“Inadequate vitamin C leads to a decrease in the use of fat during exercise, according to “Nutritional Metabolism.” Even while undergoing strenuous activity, the body is unable to metabolize fat without vitamin C. This may explain why some people do not lose weight despite regular exercise: Those people may be deficient in vitamin C. With sufficient vitamin C, though, you might increase your fat burning potential during exercise by as much as 400 percent.”

If you can maintain your weight at normal levels and your body fat content at tolerable levels, you stand a better chance of maintaining a normal blood sugar count. And here’s where purple corn will prove useful, particularly purple corn capsules. It is rich in natural Vitamin C and E. You can replace your synthetic Vitamin C with regular intake of purple corn capsules (not juice to eliminate sugar content). Then exercise regularly, at least 30  to 45 minutes a day. Brisk walking is highly recommended by most doctors.

Continue you with your regular medication and follow your doctor’s advises and instructions. If you begin to feel better and get to your ideal figure and weight, don’t try to alter your medication dosage. Let the doctor reduce or increase your dosage. This means you have to consult him regularly. Moreover, before you start your purple corn diabetes program, make sure to talk about it with him and get his approval on it.