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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I have a question concerning corn. I know corn is a grain, but is generally gluten free. In the Paleo/Prinal diet, can you eat corn if it is of the non-GMO (heirloom) variety?

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on March 19, 2013
at 02:13 PM

Thanks for the input. It is greatly appreciated.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 18, 2013
at 10:27 PM

As long as you feel bad, Travis, I'm cool. :)

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on March 18, 2013
at 08:18 PM

Yeah, I'm jealous, so what?

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on March 18, 2013
at 05:54 PM

Everything in moderation. If you consume a bit now and then it is not the worst thing you can consume. It is also not optimal for health.

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on March 18, 2013
at 05:48 PM

It's a calorie surplus that fattens livestock, fyi. They wouldn't get fat eating a hypocaloric corn diet.

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at 05:40 PM

No, it is not my goal. I just like the taste. =( Thought maybe the heirloom variety would not be so bad.

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on March 18, 2013
at 05:58 PM

Typically corn is avoided since it is a grain, but I personally believe that, in general, home-grown, non-GMO, organic crops are better for you no matter what.

Especially since you will only grow so much of it, just for the season, so there won't be any significant effects.

I say go for it!

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on March 19, 2013
at 02:13 PM

Thanks for the input. It is greatly appreciated.

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on March 18, 2013
at 06:04 PM

if you enjoy corn i say go for it. as long as your eating it seasonally then i don't see any harm as long as you don't experience any ill effects. i wouldn't suggest consuming it more then 1-2 times a week, but eating some fresh, organic corn occasionally throughout the summer is one of life's great pleasures. and if you can't have the simple pleasures then you may as well be dead.

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on March 18, 2013
at 09:11 PM

I planted several varieties of heirloom corn this year. I am not able to eat much because of glucose control issues, but there is no reason for my hubby and son to avoid it. If you tolerate eating a few ears of good, fresh, organic corn a week go for it. Tasting it while still standing in the garden is pure bliss!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 18, 2013
at 07:52 PM

Let N=1 be your guide (as in all things!) Fresh corn is more veggie than grain, in my opinion. Then again, I eat corn minutes out of the field and it is better than anything you'll ever get in a restaurant or grocery.

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on March 18, 2013
at 08:18 PM

Yeah, I'm jealous, so what?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 18, 2013
at 10:27 PM

As long as you feel bad, Travis, I'm cool. :)

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on March 19, 2013
at 06:58 AM

Consider green beans, peas & pea pods in lieu of corn.

Sweet corn though pretty tasty (I used to grow it in my garden) is a "sugar bomb".

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 18, 2013
at 04:46 PM

Zein, the protein in corn may be worse than gluten for some. Other than that it is a sugary grain that farmers use to fatten up livestock. It is very good at fattening livestock, so you could use it if that's your goal

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on March 18, 2013
at 05:48 PM

It's a calorie surplus that fattens livestock, fyi. They wouldn't get fat eating a hypocaloric corn diet.

Ff5d217dbff35c9846bc23eaf28f2401

(85)

on March 18, 2013
at 05:40 PM

No, it is not my goal. I just like the taste. =( Thought maybe the heirloom variety would not be so bad.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 18, 2013
at 05:54 PM

Everything in moderation. If you consume a bit now and then it is not the worst thing you can consume. It is also not optimal for health.

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