3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Eating Corn Regularly

According to an article written by healthline, corn is very popular all over the world. It is healthy and it contains fiber, vitamins and minerals. According to a research, corn has a yellow colour but you can find them in other colours like red, white, black and purple. You may like to eat corn, but it is important to avoid eating them everyday because of some side effects. This article will look at 3 reasons why you should avoid eating corn regularly. They include the following:

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1. Corn contains anti-nutrients

It is important to know that corn contains phytic acid, which reduces the way your body takes in minerals like iron and zinc. It may not really affect people who take balanced diet.

2. It may contain mycotoxins

Corn may contain fungi and it produces different types of toxins known as mycotoxins, which can affect your health. High intake of contaminated corn may cause cancer and neural tube defects.

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3. Corn intolerance

According to healthline, some people may have celiac disease which is caused by an auto-immune response to gluten in wheat and barley. People who have gluten intolerance may have symptoms like fatigue, bloating, diarrhea and loss of weight. It is important to know that corn contains protein known as zein, which is related to gluten. According to a research, zein found in corn can cause an inflammatory effect on some people who have celiac disease.

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