Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian youngster in  Hebron

Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian youngster in Hebron

Occupied Jerusalem (ST):  Israeli occupation...

  Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed  war crimes in  Efrin

Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed war crimes in Efrin

Ankara (ST): Member of the Turkish parliament...

Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

Najla Burghul a Syrian dreamer who...

Over 40 displaced families return to their home town in Syria's Daraa

Over 40 displaced families return to their home town in Syria's Daraa

DARAA, (ST)_ More than 40 displaced families,...

Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and wound 3 others in Syria

Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and wound 3 others in Syria

HASAKA, RAQQA, (ST)_ At least 2 gunmen ...

Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed on Syria

Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed on Syria

MOSCOW, (ST)_Russian Foreign Ministry has...

DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

The Directorate-General of Antiquities and...

  • Syria affirms its legitimate right to defend the   sovereignty of the Syrian territories and  protect its citizens against Israeli attacks by all legitimate means

    Syria affirms its legitimate right to defend the...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 18:02
  • An explosive device targets a convoy of the US-led

    An explosive device targets a convoy of the...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:29
  • Al-Hasaka:  Running tanks to secure water as  the Turkish occupation continues to stop pumping from Allouk station

    Al-Hasaka: Running tanks to secure water as ...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:25
  • Patriarch Ephraim II & world church leaders demand  that Biden cancel  coercive measures imposed on Syria

    Patriarch Ephraim II & world church leaders...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:21
  • SDF militia raids Al-Bseirah city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzour & kidnaps a number of civilians

    SDF militia raids Al-Bseirah city in the...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:17
  • Palestinian PM  denounces the escalation of organized terror by Israeli settlers against Palestinians

    Palestinian PM denounces the escalation of...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:11
  •  Life returns to normal to the ancient wool market in the old city of Aleppo

    Life returns to normal to the ancient wool...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 14:10
  •  Turkish regime issues arrest warrants for dozens of judges and public prosecutors

    Turkish regime issues arrest warrants for...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 14:01
  • Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian youngster in  Hebron

    Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 13:56
  • Military source: A family comprising a father, a mother and two children were killed, and four others wounded as a result of the Israeli air aggression on Hama

    Military source: A family comprising a father,...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 11:09
  • "Jareeh Studio”… A group of the nation’s...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 11:05
  • A new book highlights  the  magnificence  of  “Shamal” ... an ancient Syrian Aramaic kingdom

    A new book highlights the magnificence of ...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 11:00
  •   Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed  war crimes in  Efrin

    Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed ...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 09:03
  •  Iranian Minister of Transport: Talks to link railways between Iran and Syria via Iraq reach good stages

    Iranian Minister of Transport: Talks to link...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 08:49
  •  Our air defences confront an Israeli aggression near Hama and down most of the enemy missiles

    Our air defences confront an Israeli...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 08:39
  • Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

    Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

    Friday, 22 January 2021 07:36
  • Over 40 displaced families return to their home town in Syria's Daraa

    Over 40 displaced families return to their home...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:24
  • Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and wound 3 others in Syria

    Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:17
  • Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed on Syria

    Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:14
  • DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

    DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 14:22

Economy & Aftermath

Investigative Reporting

The second honey festival in Damascus

The second honey festival in Damascus

With the participation of 34 beekeepers from the public and private sectors, the activities of the second Syrian Honey Festival were launched on the grounds of Al-Jalaa S...

  1. Tourism
  2. Culture
  3. Society
  4. Golan
Bnamra ... a green jewel embraced by the mountains

Bnamra ... a green jewel embraced by the…

Tartous, (ST)-The quiet village of Bnamra is embraced by  mountains of ancient oak trees, in the midst of a charming nature as freshwater springs burst from its tops which makes the village look like an emerald. According to the village mayor, Muhammad Ahmad Shaheen, Bnamra is within the municipality of  Sheikh Badr in Tartous. It spreads over an area of about two thousand dunums. The village was named so due to its...

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Arab Writers Union holds the first international cartoons exhibition

Arab Writers Union holds the first inter…

With the participation of more than 252 cartoonists  from 52 countries  around the world,  the Arab Writers Union held its first international cartoons exhibition in a new way which  dealt with the role  of international figures who influenced the literary and cultural movement.   The visions of the participating cartoonists' paintings differed in  the technique  of drawing, but what they all had in common was that they they revealed the impact ...

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"Jareeh Studio”… A group of the nation’s wounded plays the hopeful melody of life

"Jareeh Studio”… A group of the nat…

Homs, (ST)- After losing dear parts  of their bodied in the battles of honor they waged against the enemies of life, they did not lose their love of life, rather they insisted in playing the melody of life with the rest of their bodies . The studio is a modest room with simple components located in the Zahra neighborhood of Homs, where the “Jareeh Studio” band members, under the supervision of its young founder Tha'er Balloul, meet to tr...

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Syria renews call for enforcing the implementation of the Resolution No. 497 on occupied Syrian Golan

Syria renews call for enforcing the impl…

Syria has renewed its call on the Security Council to act immediately as to enforce the implementation of the Resolution No. 497 of 1981 and force the Israeli occupation entity to stop its illegal settlement activities and repressive procedures against the people in the occupied Syrian Golan and to withdraw from the entire Golan to the June 4th 1967 line. Resolution 497 (1981) reaffirms that the acquisition of ter...

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Health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension and prevention of neural-tube defects at birth. Corn or maize is one of the most popular cereals in the world and forms the staple food in many countries including USA, Africa etc.

Corn not only provides the necessary calories for daily metabolism, but is a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and many minerals. Its high fibre content ensures that it plays a role in prevention of digestive ailments like constipation and haemorrhoids as well as colorectal cancer. The antioxidants present in corn also act as anti-cancer agents and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Corn provides may health benefits due to the presence of quality nutrients in it. Also, being rich in phytochemicals, it provides protection against numerous chronic diseases.

Following are some of the health benefits of corn:

Rich source of calories: Corn is a rich source of calories and forms a part of the staple diet among many populations. The calorific content of corn is 342 calories per 100grams, among the highest in cereals.

Reduces risk of haemorrhoids and colorectal cancer: The fibre content of one cup of corn amounts 18.4% of the daily recommended amount. This aids in alleviating digestive problems such as constipation and haemorrhoids, as well as lowering the risk of colon cancer.

Rich source of vitamins: Corn is rich in vitamin B constituents, especially Thiamin and Niacin. Thiamin is essential for maintaining nerve health and cognitive function. Niacin deficiency leads to Pellagra; a disease characterised by diarrhoea, dementia and dermatitis and is commonly observed in malnourished individuals. Corn is also a good source of Pantothenic acid which is a vitamin necessary for carbohydrate as well as protein and lipid metabolism in the body. Deficiency of folic acid in pregnant women leads to birth of underweight infants and may also result in neural tube defects at birth. Corn provides a large chunk of the daily folate requirement. Yellow corn is a rich source of beta-carotene which forms vitamin A in the body, essential for maintenance of good vision and skin. The kernels of corn are rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant essential for growth.

Provides necessary minerals: Corn contains abundant phosphorus apart from magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron and copper. It also contains trace minerals like selenium. Phosphorus is essential for maintenance of normal growth, bone health and normal kidney functioning. Magnesium is necessary for maintaining normal heart rate and for bone strength.

Antioxidant properties: According to studies carried out at Cornell University, corn is a rich source of antioxidants which fight the cancer causing free radicals. In fact, cooking increases the antioxidants in sweet corn. Corn is a rich source of a phenolic compound ferulic acid, an anti-cancer agent which has been shown to be effective in fighting tumours in breast cancer and liver cancer. Anthocyanins, found in purple corn also act as scavengers of cancer-causing free radicals.

Cardio-protective properties: According to researchers, corn oil has been shown to anti-atherogenic effect on the cholesterol levels, thus preventing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Prevents anemia: The vitamin B12 and folic acid present in corn prevent anemia caused by the deficiency of these vitamins.

Lowers LDL cholesterol: According to Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, consumption of corn husk oil lowers plasma LDL cholesterol by reducing cholesterol absorption by the body.

Controls diabetes and hypertension: Consumption of corn kernels assists the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and is effective against hypertension due to the presence of phenolic phytochemicals in whole corn.

Cosmetic benefits: Corn starch is used in the manufacture of many cosmetics and may also be applied topically to soothe skin rashes and irritations. Corn products can be used to replace carcinogenic petroleum products which form major components of cosmetic preparations.

Corn is a rich source of many essential nutrients and fibre: A meal rich in corn can go a long way in protecting against many diseases and ailments.

Source: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

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