Truth about corn

By SkipT Latest Reply 2009-12-11 13:03:48 -0600
Started 2009-08-01 04:15:25 -0500

I posted this in another discussion, but I think it bears repeating.

Corn is NOT a vegetable.

It is a GRAIN. And remember, it is fed to cows and other animals to fatten them up.

14 replies

Susie624 2009-12-11 07:20:39 -0600 Report

so we are all animals of a sort if you like corn and can tolarate it eat a bite or two occasionally just dont over do .The same as with any other food,After all Russians make vodka out of potatoes does that make them booze or are they still a vegetable?

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-11 13:03:48 -0600 Report

Hey, suzie—I loved that potatoes being made into vodka. I didn't know that, not that it matters. I LOVE corn, so will continue to eat an ear once in awhile—was raised on a farm in Ks and unfortunately, our rain pattern is so unpredicatable, that until we started the irrigation process, not availabe in my day—-oh—it was too, in western Ks that had ditch irrigation—- a manul process—-which limits our supply so I don't have to worry since good ears are seldom available here. Hugs, PR

Elrond 2009-12-11 01:30:16 -0600 Report

I was born and raised in Iowa. I went straight from the nursing bottle to an ear of corn. I have been trying to wean myself from my corn addiction in recent years because I noticed what it was doing to my blood sugar. Now it'll need to be moved to the 'rare treat' category.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 11:14:58 -0500 Report

Oh, SKIP!! Please say that it isn't so??!! Not my most favorite dish—CORN, especially on the cob, love to suck all of that delicious flavor out of the cob! Next thing you will be telling me is that is where the sugar goody is—-Cheezz—This thought might even make me depressed, if I wasn't aware that others love it too, but pass it by!! Shucks, and not on corn, FAREWELL< DEAR FRIEND the CORN that is!! Sob-sob—-PR

ASHYIANA 2009-08-02 00:56:18 -0500 Report

My,my i taught it was only stupid me, lol. my b.sugar would just sky rocket after just one corn. thanks for the info.

GabbyPA 2009-08-01 13:01:55 -0500 Report

This is another reason to not eat any foods with high fructose corn syrup in them. It is everywhere and it is a poor nutritional food additive. It really should be banned, but there is too much money to be made in it. That is why the farmer subsidies to grow corn instead of more healthy foods are so bad. We waste the health of the soil to grow corn, while there are so many other crops that we should be growing but they get paid not to. Just love that government intervention.

mamaoak 2009-08-01 12:14:00 -0500 Report

oh your so right lots of peopl do not know thanks for posting this good infoyour a great one for this sight you have great knowledge. people we need here.

hbkunkel 2009-08-01 11:50:04 -0500 Report

Why people serve both baked potatoes and corn on the cob at BBQ is beyond me. I wish more people would realize how food combinations like these are hard on anyone with diabetes.

GabbyPA 2009-08-01 09:48:42 -0500 Report

Corn is a very bad food. We can't digest it, it makes our BG levels spike and it really has no value except to sweeten up the grain palate. Corn fed animals are not as healthy as grass fed ones....gee, perhaps we could learn something there.
I agree. Corn is not good. My body doesn't like it, though my taste buds do. It is not on my list of foods to grow in my garden or eat except on occasion.

lipsie 2009-08-01 07:32:07 -0500 Report

erm…I feel VERY stupid…36 years old and did not realize this. LOL thanks for the info. omg I feel dumb. Sheila