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Corn is one of the most popular food products across the globe. Due to its low cost of production and being an easy-to-grow crop, it is commonly consumed worldwide. Aside from being eaten right off the cob, corn can also be found in many food products including cereal, yogurt, salad dressing and even fruit juice.

Although eating corn once in a while is by no means bad for your health, overindulging on products that feature corn as its main ingredient has been shown to cause a variety of health problems. Since an increasing number of popular food products are beginning to use corn as their main ingredient, it is important to be aware of these health risks, and the effect that it will have on our body.

Bt Corn

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Bt corn is a form of genetically modified variant of corn that is commonly eaten around the world. This form of corn contains a gene from the insect pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis. This gene produces a protein that is toxic to the European corn borer, an insect pest that eats and destroys corn stems.

However, it is still unknown whether or not this protein is toxic to humans, which is worrying considering traces of it can be found in human blood, where it does not naturally occur. Several studies have shown that Bacillus thuringiensis can cause health risks in mammals, including the production of a deadly immune response. It has also been shown to cause allergies and negatively effect the digestive system in human beings.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that is made from corn starch, and is very commonly used in fruit-flavored drinks and other sweet products. Consumption of high fructose corn syrup has been associated with a variety of health problems including weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Yeast Infection

A candida yeast infection, otherwise known as candidiasis, is the most common form of yeast infection. It is a condition that results in the overproduction of yeast which is normally found in the body, but at much lower levels. Common symptoms of a candida yeast infection include fungal infections in the skin and nails, low levels of energy, digestion issues and bloating, vaginal infections, autoimmune diseases and many more unpleasant side effects.

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A candida overgrowth is commonly caused by over-consumption of foods that are high in refined carbohydrates and sugars. These also so happen to be foods that list corn among their main ingredients. These include corn chips, cornmeal, popcorn, cornbread, certain soups and fruit juices, and none other than corn itself.

Omega 6 Omega 3 Ratio

In order to get the full health benefit of omega fatty acids you need to consume both in a certain balance. The ratio that is generally considered healthiest is 5:1, five parts omega 6 to one part omega 3. When you consume too much omega 6, this causes an imbalance that boosts inflammation all throughout the body, which can cause serious health problems. These can include type 2 diabetes, obesity, arthritis and asthma.

Corn oil is commonly used as a replacement for typical vegetable oil in cooking, and is also used for frying foods. It also happens to have some of the highest levels of omega 6 fatty acids out of all cooking oils.

For more foods that you might be surprised to find are unhealthy, click here.

 

Sources:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/346910-list-of-foods-that-contain-corn/

http://www.businessinsider.com/everyday-foods-contain-corn-prices-soar-2012-7?op=1

http://www.gmwatch.org/component/content/article/13142

http://www.scq.ubc.ca/bt-corn-is-it-worth-the-risk/

http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/candida_.shtml

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8376/10-signs-you-have-candida-overgrowth-what-to-do-about-it.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/high-fructose-corn-syrup/faq-20058201

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/83/6/S1483.abstract

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