Corn kernels are protected first by a layer of silky threads, and then by tough leaves. 

In my recent blog post Corn on a Raw Diet, you already learned that in the season of fresh and young sweet corn (in my experience, the tastiest sweet corn sub variety is available in early September), you can easily collect the corn silk when cleaning the corn cobs.

You can store corn silk in a mason jar for a couple of days. 

I suggest that you cover the bottom of the jar with a piece of paper towel, as this will extend the shelf life of the fresh corn silk, but only for a couple of days.

To extend the shelf life of corn silk for a longer period, it is necessary to dehydrate it. You can effectively use a dehydrator for this purpose

What Are the Health Benefits of Preparing food in a Dehydrator vs. Oven?

A dehydrator is simply put an oven on a raw food diet. I like to call the dehydrator a 21st century oven.

Personally, I have no oven, stove or any kind of kitchen appliance for cooking food, since I chose to eat a raw food diet. In my stoveless kitchen, my trusty dehydrator takes on the main role to warm food while preserving its nutrients and freshness. All the methods I use to prepare raw, yet warm food are described in my e-book Raw, yet Warm.

Now, let we explore all the health-benefits of preparing food in a dehydrator vs. traditional oven:

  • Preservation of Nutrients

Dehydrators operate at lower temperatures, preserving more nutrients in fruits, vegetables, and herbs compared to ovens.

Thus, by eating just warmed, yet still raw food, you get the full nutritional profile of the foods you eat which of course boosts your health level.

  • Energy Efficiency

Dehydrators are designed for prolonged use, consuming less energy than ovens, making them cost-effective in the long run.

Saving money on daily activities such as food prep, goes a long way making your bank account happy.

  • Even Drying

Dehydrators ensure uniform drying, preventing overcooking or unevenness commonly associated with ovens.

Unlike with oven, you get to make dry ingredients or just warm raw foods effortlessly with the use a dehydrator.

  • Versatility

Dehydrators offer flexibility for various foods, accommodating intricate drying needs better than ovens.

With dehydrators, it is super easy to set the exact dehydrating temperature and time for various ingredients and purposes.

Elevate your culinary experience with a dehydrator – a health-conscious and efficient choice.

#DehydratorVsOven #NutrientPreservation #HealthyCooking

Enjoy raw, yet warm food that is nutritious & healthy for you

'Excalibur' dehydrator - a powerful kitchen tool for making healthy meals with fresh plant foods. With a dehydrator you can easily dry fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as making slightly warmed raw vegan meals without cooking and while preserving all the nutritional value of the foods.

Of course, you can always just buy corn silk tea. Just pay attention to the quality of the tea bags, or better yet, buy loose corn silk tea, that is without tea bags.

Corn silk tea is caffeine free. Caffeine acts as a stimulant, which eventually wears out the adrenal glands, resulting in chronic fatigue.

On the other hand, this crystal clear tea with a mild, but pleasant taste is rich in active substances that have a positive effect on health. Just some of them are:

  • phytosterols
  • flavonoids
  • polyphenols
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin K
  • potassium salts
  • What are the health benefits of drinking corn silk tea?

Due to all these active ingredients, corn silk tea has a positive effect on the body in the following ways:

  • It stimulates the creation of urine without burdening the urinary tract. Thus, you can use corn silk tea to reduce bloating and swelling of the body.
  •  It has a beneficial effect on the urinary tract, helping to reduce the symptoms of bladder inflammation, prostate inflammation, urinary tract infections and nocturia.
  • Consuming this tea helps dissolve kidney stones and expel sand from the kidneys.
  •  In folk medicine, this tea is also used to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
  • As this tea is a diuretic that supports kidney function and thus blood filtration, it also helps the body get rid of accumulated toxins in the bloodstream.
  • It has a beneficial effect on the digestive system and relieves stomach pain.

Contraindications:

  • corn allergy
  • pregnancy
  • breastfeeding

Preparation:

  • Fill the kettle with some purified water. The quality and purity of water is of crucial importance for health. Personally, I use a tankless reverse osmosis water filter

What Are the Health Benefits of Drinking Reverse Osmosis Filtered Water?

Drinking reverse osmosis (RO) filtered water offers numerous health benefits.

  • Purity Beyond Impurities

RO filtration effectively removes impurities, contaminants, and toxins, providing water free from chlorine, heavy metals, and harmful microorganisms.

  • Optimal Hydration

The elimination of pollutants enhances water quality, promoting optimal hydration crucial for bodily functions, skin health, and overall well-being.

  • Mineral Retention

Unlike common misconceptions, RO filtration selectively removes impurities while retaining essential minerals, ensuring a balanced and clean drinking experience.

Elevate your hydration with the purity of RO filtered water—a refreshing choice for lasting health.

#ROFilteredWater #CleanWaterBenefits #HydrationWellness

Ensure clean tap water for you and your loved ones

With this supreme quality compact Nu Aqua 800GPD Tankless Reverse Osmosis System you get clean water while the filter itself takes up only a small space in your kitchen.
  • Let the water heat up to the boiling point.
  • Put the corn silk in the teapot.
  • Pour the boiling water over the corn silk and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Fill you tea cup with this crystal clear tea, and enjoy this pleasant, warm drink

I hope you will enjoy the relaxing effect of this pleasant tea, and that this tea will help you get rid of potential health challenges

Did you like this raw vegan recipe calming corn silk tea? If you did, I trust you will LOVE a whole set of similar recipes having on hand for creating healthy raw vegan culinary magic in your kitchen.

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Do you like corn silk tea? Let us all know in the comments down below.

To your health!
Marina from Health Glows

Marina from Health Glows

As a certified raw vegan diet and healthy lifestyle coach, Marina helps her clients and followers to transition to a raw vegan diet in a proven and sustainable way, along with incorporating an exercise program for staying fit long term, in order to get rid of health problems and build a high level of health.

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