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Why Does Corn Not Digest
Normal?: If what you are seeing is the outer skin of the corn kernels, you should be aware that no human can to my knowledge digest cellulose, the chemical ingredient in corn kernels' outer shell. Everyone who eats corn will see these in their stool ...Read more
Yes and no: Hydrochloric acid given enough time can degrade intact seeds and corn. Normally, these do not stay in the stomach long enough to be acted on but are moved through the rest of the gi-tract intact and exit with minimal change. If the outer shell or hull is broken or cracked they are digested more quickly. Chew your food ! ...Read more
My corn doesn't digest at all, heartburn even when not eating. What could this be? It just started.
GI issues: Corn is known to be poorly digested even in healthy individuals, so this may be somewhat normal. Heartburn is, however, not. Although, more history is needed to arrive to a diagnosis, you may try diet change - avoiding foods known to cause/aggravate your symptoms. Simple over-the-counter acid reducers - omeprazole, once to twice daily or ranitidine twice daily before meals may be tried x 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
I noticed that when i eat corn , for example in pizza or salad my body doesn't digest it , in my stool i see it as it is unchanged . What does it mean?
Common: No concern here. Corn and other foods with "husk-like" skin are aften not readily digested and can be seen in the stool. ...Read more
Not sure what you: Mean. Your body will take care of digestion. While you should try to chew your food as best as possible, keep hydrated, minimize processed foods, make sure you are consuming fiber and keep active, even if you aren't great about these things, your body's natural mechanisms will still allow for pretty reasonable digestion. ...Read more
See a specialist: Before taking a supplement you should b evaluated by a stomach and intestine specialist. Some very simple, inexpensive, non invasive tests can determine your absorption status. If youre not absorbing, further testing can be done to determine the specific cause and necessary treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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