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The bad rap: Sure, corn is a vegetable—but it doesn’t contain many nutrients.

The good news: Corn, while not as nutrient-packed as, say berries, is nutritious: it contains 4 grams of fiber per 1 cup of kernels, or about 1 large ear. Like most other yellow and green vegetables, corn is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin.

Nine bad foods you should be eating

Some healthful foods have gotten bad raps they just can’t shake. Do you

avoid peanut butter because you think it's super-fattening? Have you

banned egg yolk because you're concerned about your heart health? Get

the good truth about these and more “misunderstood” foods.

By Nicci Micco, M.S., editor-at-large for EatingWell Magazine

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