The presence of corn can be noticed significantly in everyday diet.It is most produced and consumed food especially in North America.It is consumed everywhere around the world,from French fries to chicken nuggets almost everything has corn.The following food are containing corn:ketchup,sodas,fruit juices,pudding,baked cookies,peanut butter,salad dressing,yogurt etc.Surely you are consuming this kind of food but you may have not knew until now that it contains corn.
However, this insane consumption of corn has a devastating effect on our health because contrary to popular belief corn is NOT healthy. Corn has the worst Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio out of all grains. Omega 3 fatty acids are responsible for hormones that are anti-inflammatory while Omega 6 fatty acids produce hormones that support inflammation. When the amount of omega 6 supersedes the amount of omega 3, our body loses control over the inflammatory response which can result in many health issues such as immune disease, diabetes, cancer, increased cholesterol, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and depression.
Here are 5 of the top reasons why you should never eat corn again:
1.GMO-Recent studies have shown that in more than 80% of corn in America are genetically modified.Something that was were surprising for every researcher was the thing that agricultural giant Monstanto’s GM corn are linked to organ damage in rats.
2.Corn contains lectins-It contains class (A) proteins like lectins which are broken into amino acids to be digested by the body. Unfortunately, the body cannot break lectins and hence it cannot fully digest this grain. This also irritates the gut and causes inflammation.
3.Corn is a grain – and a very unhealthy one! It contains the most sugars and starch and has an almost zero nutritional value. It’s the first plant which was genetically modified and continues to be enhanced by humans, making it completely unhealthy and bad for our health.
4.Pesticides – According to a study conducted in Canada most of the corn contains BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) insecticide and other harmful poisons and is not organic in nature. This study conducted in 2011 found that the BT toxin gets accumulated in our blood and has the ability to disrupt organ functionality to an extent which can cause long-term health problems.
5.Autoimmune disease – corn doesn’t contain gluten but the body confuses the protein in corn with gluten and your immune system gets confused. This disrupts the gut lining wreaking havoc on your digestive system. It also has a very high glycemic index which contributes to inflammation and can easily be converted to sugar, hampering the body’s insulin response.