Is Corn Bad for Stomach Ulcers

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If you chew corn longer, probably it’s OK with ulcers. Eating corn without empty stomach might help, too. But when you chew it long enough and you still find that it provokes your ulcer symptoms, avoid it.


Healthful ways to prepare and eat corn

If you do find that corns don’t aggravate your ulcer symptoms, it’s still important to follow healthy ways to prepare and eat them. First off, ingredients play a role.

Popcorns, for example, are now often added too much sodium (salt) and sugar to enhance the flavor. Even some contain high trans-fats which can cause upset stomach and worsen stomach ulcer symptoms. To make seasoning stick, some are sprayed with oil after popping.

Avoid also some with too much butter. Butter hosts extra calories and saturated fats. Instead, try with olive, garlic, basil, and paprika for a different flavor — without adding excessive fats, salts, sugars, or extra carbohydrates.

So if you’re a fan of popcorn, choose some that are less spicy (low in salt and sugar), low /free of trans-fat, or free of other bad things for stomach ulcers.

Also, it’d better to eat corn cooked than raw. Although corn raw is sweet and crunchy (often incorporated in dishes such as salads), it could cause negative reactions when your stomach is not ready enough especially when you have open sores on your stomach lining.

Again corn is high in carbohydrates, as mentioned earlier. Even one small ear has about 19 grams of carbohydrate and 85 calories. So you need to fit it into your meal plan – watch the portion to keep your body weight healthy!

Citations /references:
  1. Myths about corn, retrieved from HuffPost (2014)
  2. PMID 23571649, the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (2013)
  3. Which foods are acidic, retrieved from this URL.
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  1. Nanna Dassak
    April 20, 2021 | Reply

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