Dr. Becky Maes - Is It Bad For You? Approved by Dr. Becky Maes

Is Corn Bad For You?

Also Known As: corn on the cob



Short answer

Unless it's natural, organic and free from GMOs, corn is bad for you and may lead to unwanted side effects.



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Long answer

The problem with most corn is that it contains GMOs - and we all know that genetically modified food is frowned upon and can result in unpredictable side effects. There are several reasons why corn is genetically modified, but the main one is this: corn, like many crops, is pumped with pesticides and herbicides and genetically modifying the corn can increase resistance against the harmful chemicals. Although GMOs are still being studied day on out, many scientists confirm that they have the potential to create new diseases, increase the risk of cancer, damage vital organs, cause infertility, and overall create a very toxic environment inside of your body.

Eating natural corn is the best way to consume this food. That's the way it's always been. In fact, our ancestors have been eating it this way for centuries - long before chemicals, additives and sweeteners became part of the modern diet. However, regardless of the way it's been produced, corn still contains a lot of goodness. Expect to find vitamin C, vitamin E, and loads of antioxidants in each serving. It's also jam-packed full of fiber which can aid digestion and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Corn also contains a high amount of potassium (about 10 percent of your recommended daily intake in one cup), and the antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein - which help keep your eyes healthy.

Possible short-term side effects

  • gmo corn can cause:
  • allergies
  • toxin build-up
  • nutritional deficiencies

Possible long-term side effects

  • gmo corn can cause:
  • new diseases
  • cancer
  • infertility
  • damage to vital organs
  • poor insulin regulation

Ingredients to be aware of

  • gmos
  • sodium (canned corn)


  • promotes eye health
  • aids digestion
  • enhances satiety
  • great source of antioxidants
  • great source of potassium

Healthier alternatives

  • organic / gmo-free corn

Our Wellness Pick (what is this?)

Organic Sprouted Corn Meal

  • Enhanced nutrient profile
  • Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-Free option
  • Easy to digest
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Written by Healthy Living 35
Published on: 12-29-2015
Last updated: 12-15-2023

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Written by Healthy Living 35
Published on: 12-29-2015
Last updated: 12-15-2023

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