Corn In Your Diet

Can you imagine a summer barbecue without that piece of corn? Can you imagine watching a movie without that piece of corn? We are very fond of our corn but your diet plan may be less so.

Should corn be allowed in your DSP?

We may say yes but have to clarify some details.

The latest estimates tell us that over 50% of the corn in the US is genetically alternation. This is the case because the farmers have the need to protect their corn from various pesticides they necessarily have to use. These pesticides protect their crops from malicious pests which in turn enables farmers to grow larger crops. To put it plainly, the farmers simply splash their crops with pesticides to eradicate all insect.

Bt-corn (sweet corn) has also been genetically alternation so it now produces poison which kills undesirable and hungry insects. The farmer has consequently no need any more to fight insects with insecticides.

That is enough to keep our farmer happy because now he can grow such a large crop! However, you body is less so and you need to know about how GMO foods respond in your body and what your body thinks about it from a long-term point of view.

Some people say that because the introduction of GMO foods is nevertheless new we are in effect used in an enormously irresponsible experiment. Arpad Pusztai, from the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, UK, announced in April 2007 that scientific research had suggested that the intestines of the rats that had eaten genetically engineered potatoes changed. This is hardly good news for GMO foods as nobody wants their intestines to be messed with.

Ever-growing number of people keeps complaining about bothersome things like irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive problems that really do spoil your day, so the Mr. Pusztai’s findings may not be surprising. We should not insist that consuming GMO foods is the only source of their problems but it probably contributes a great deal, in addition as processed food, which would make for another article.

In the doubtful event of you getting a keep up of non-GMO corn (it’s not an easy task), where does corn fit into your diet plan?

First of all, to your body corn is not a vegetable but a grain, so if you want to include it in your meals, count it as a grain (carbohydrate). consequently, having brown rice and corn in one meal counts as having two grains in one meal. This is not too “bad” as long as you are not somebody sensitive to grains because in such case you should not include too much grain in your diet.

You might like to follow the “no grain” meal plans for some 20 days and see if that helps your indigestion and weight loss.

Everybody loves microwave popcorn!

And I would not touch it! I repeat, don’t get anywhere near it. The organic varieties contain preservatives to keep them in the bag and also contain the same chemical coating in the bag that is used on non-stick cookware! Your diet would not be happy about that.

Let’s have air popped popcorn then!

By all method, this can be used as a snack every now and then. The phrase “every now and then” is used for a sound reason though. Most people lose weight faster not by necessarily eliminating many grains but by decreasing the amount they eat. If you were to eat popcorn every day you would not see any results any time soon, if ever.

Hopefully, when you are next tempted to devour some corn you will resist that temptation. Don’t read too much into it though. All you need to remember is that in your meal plans corn is a grain as opposed to a vegetable and you would do well if you looked for the non-GMO varieties.

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