Corn is high in dietary fiber which comprises of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps in blocking cholesterol absorption by turning into a gel-like consistency whereas insoluble fiber prevents constipation and intestinal problems by promoting soft and bulky stool that can move easily through the intestines, reducing the chances of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and diarrhea. Thus, it helps prevent digestive problems like constipation and hemorrhoids as well as colon cancer. Though corn contains both types of fiber, it has a higher content of insoluble fiber.
Because it does not contain gluten, yellow corn flour provides a healthy alternative to wheat flour if you follow a gluten-free diet. It also contains a number of essential nutrients, and using yellow corn flour in your cooking boosts your vitamin and mineral intake.