Corn Intolerance

Corn Intolerance Information

A corn intolerance is caused by an inability to properly digest corn. People who have a corn intolerance do not just need to avoid corn itself, but also many products that are made with corn or contain corn.

Different people react differently to a corn intolerance, but symptoms are almost always delayed. This is different from a food allergy where symptoms are quite immediate.

What is a Corn Intolerance?



People who have a corn intolerance cannot properly digest corn. This causes pain, discomfort and a number of other issues. Symptoms are often delayed by hours or even days after eating corn or products that contain corn. Some people with a corn intolerance are able to eat a small amount of corn or some products that contain corn while others cannot eat any at all. This depends on the individual.

Symptoms Of Corn Intolerance



Like with all food intolerances, corn intolerance symptoms vary greatly from person-to-person. Common symptoms include stomach bloating, pain, headaches, nausea, cramping and other issues. Some people may experience these problems a few hours after eating corn or products that contain corn while people may have symptoms that are delayed for up to a day or more. This delay in symptoms is one reason that a corn intolerance is different from a corn allergy. Allergy symptoms are usually more immediate and potentially life-threatening.

Corn Intolerance Treatment



Corn can sometimes be difficult to avoid as it is an ingredient in many foods and forms of corn appear in foods where you would not expect it. In addition to corn itself (as well as popcorn) people who have a corn intolerance may also need to avoid corn syrup and corn starch, which are found in a wide variety of different products. This means that foods such as French fries, soda pop, ketchup, yogurt and mayonnaise as well as many kinds of cereal, salad dressing, soup, baked goods and a number of other products could be considered off limits.

Some people with a corn intolerance are able to eat a small amount of corn without experiencing corn intolerance symptoms while other people cannot have any corn or corn products at all.



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