BLUE OR PURPLE CORN - A SPECIAL FOOD FOR DEVELOPMENT
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© June 2022, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Blue or purple corn is one of the special foods for rapid development. it is an older, less hybridized type of corn that is quite nutritious and contains a number of chemicals needed for rapid development.
Blue corn chips. Blue corn is becoming more available on earth. The most common product and the product that works the best is in the form of blue corn chips.
We know they tend to be greasy and salty. They also contain refined vegetable oil. However, some brands are not too bad and the oil seems to seal in certain nutrients. The chips work better than blue corn tortillas or blue corn cereal.
Recommended brands. At this time, we like Late July Blue Corn Dippers, Garden Of Eatin No Salt Added and Private Selection brand found in Kroger food stores. Other brands are also okay, but these are our current favorites.
Blue corn substitutes. If you cannot tolerate or cannot obtain blue corn tortilla chips, you may substitute:
1. Yellow organic corn chips.
2. Yellow corn meal cereal or polenta.
3. The grain teff. Teff must be cooked – either pressure-cooked for about 7 minutes are cooked in a regular pot with water for about 25-30 minutes.
None of these are as good as blue corn chips, but they are better than nothing and better than other grains.
Intolerance. Some people do not tolerate corn very well. In this case, just eat a few blue corn chips daily. As the body heals, you will be able to handle more blue corn chips.
History. Blue or purple corn is an ancient heirloom type of corn that comes originally from central Mexico. Today, it is grown in several nations, including the United States.
Hybridization. Blue or purple corn are not too hybridized or modified genetically, as is white corn. Many corn allergies involve the hybrids, so some people who do not tolerate corn products well can eat blue or purple corn.
Gluten-free. Corn is gluten-free or very low in gluten, so it can be tolerated by many people who are sensitive to gluten.
When to eat blue corn chips. Ideally, eat them with every meal, and eat them after eating your protein and after eating your cooked vegetables. In other words, eat protein first, then vegetables and then a few blue corn chips. Eating food in this order is best for digestion.
Snacking on blue corn chips. One can have blue corn chips as a snack. This is okay, but not as good because snacking is a little harder on digestion.
Blue corn is very nutritious. Among its nutrients are anthocyanins. These are pigments that give the corn the blue color. They are powerful antioxidants. They have specifically been studied for their cancer-fighting ability and have definite anti-cancer properties.
Zeozanthene. The deep purple or purple color of this corn is due to the presence of many vital nutrients. One group of these is the xanthenes such as zeozanthene. These are powerful anti-oxidants and have other nutritional benefits.
These are the same nutrients found in other bluish foods such as blueberries, blackberries, grapes and raisins. However, we much prefer the xanthenes in the purple corn rather than those in the berries because fruit is too yin for optimum health.
Blue or purple corn is much more warming or yang, which we find to be much healthier today. To read about the problems with fruit, read Fruit-Eating on this site.
Selenium. Blue corn is rich in selenium compounds.
Gold. Blue corn contains some unusual gold compounds that are difficult to find in any other foods or in supplements.
Rancidity. Oils used in blue corn chips can become rancid. Always check the expiration date to make sure they are fresh.
Poor quality oil or salt. The brands we recommend are okay, as are most of them.
High glycemic index. All corn products have a high glycemic index and this can cause the blood sugar level to fluctuate more than some other foods if one eats this product.
Yeast and cancer. If there is a lot of yeast or cancer in the body, one wil have difficulty tolerating blue corn chips. In this case, just eat fewer of them.
This problem disappears as one’s health improves on a complete development program.
Allergy or intolerance to corn. Some people cannot tolerate corn products. Here are a few comments on this problem:
- Purple corn is often better tolerated than white or yellow corn.
- As one’s health improves, most often one will be able to tolerate the purple corn chips.
- Taking a digestive enzyme, eating just a few purple corn chips at a time, and eating them alone may also help if food allergies are a problem.
A common cause for food intolerance is a “leaky gut”. This simply means that the lining of the small intestine is irritated and too permeable, as a result. This allows some undigested or partially digested food components and perhaps toxic chemicals to be absorbed into the blood stream, causing adverse reactions.
The solution is to rebuild the small intestine. This occurs automatically if you follow the development diet correctly.
However, you need to be fairly strict with it. One must eat a lot of well-cooked vegetables and mainly the preferred vegetables. One must also avoid wheat, most raw food including salads, all fruit and sweets, smoothies, shakes, food bars, and most food chemicals.
Too many. Some people overdo on blue corn chips. Please do not do this. Eat a maximum or about 8 to 10 per meal.
Other chips. Do not eat other chips such as potato chips.
Omega-6 fatty acids. Foods containing vegetable oils all contain some omega-6 fatty acids. Most people get too much of these in all their food. We balance this by giving a supplement of omega-3 fatty acids or by eating sardines.
AGES. All fried foods contain some advanced glycation end products or AGES. These are harmful to the body. Blue corn chips are cooked very quickly so they do not contain a lot of AGES. For details, read AGES.
For safety and development, most of the diet must consist of plenty of well-cooked vegetables with each meal, along with some protein and the rest of the foods recommended in Food For Daily Use.
OTHER PURPLE CORN PRODUCTS
Dippers and taco shells. These are basically the same as the tortilla chips.
Purple corn pozole. Pozole is a Mexican dish in which one cooks the entire corn kernel until it is a chewy consistency. They usually eat it in a soup.
We cannot recommend purple corn pozole. The reason is that to soften the purple corn enough requires so much cooking that it damages the vital nutrients in the corn.
BLUE CORN AND DEVELOPMENT
We highly recommend blue or purple corn tortilla chips because they contains a number of chemical compounds needed for Development. Some are selenium and gold compounds, and there are others, we are told by our development team.
STORING BLUE CORN
Purple or blue corn kernels should be stored in a cool, dry location. Store purple corn chips in a cool place. Inside the refrigerator is very good.
HOW IMPORTANT IS A TRACE OF LIME IN PURPLE CORN CHIPS?
Some brands of purple corn products state on the label that the corn is prepared using a trace of lime. This is an ancient way of loosening the hull of the corn, and may enhance the product in other ways.
While soaking in lime may enhance the overall nutrition of corn, it does not increase the amount of the chemicals needed for development, so we don’t require or recommend it.