Many claims that corn is gluten-free and is essentially safe for people suffering from celiac diseases and other gluten sensitivities. However, there are also contradicting claims that says corn does contain gluten.
I will be presenting both sides of the argument so you can judge for yourself whether you want to add corn to your gluten-free diet. Find out now whether or not does corn have gluten and decide for yourself.
One side of the argument is that even though corn is a grain, corn eaten straight from the cob is gluten free. It is also claimed that most forms of corn, more often than not, are also gluten free which makes them safe enough for people suffering both celiac and non-celiac diseases, as well as other gluten sensitivities. There may be certain varieties of corn that contain gluten especially some of the processed ones available in the market.
Corn is a grain and definitely contains gluten. Many would claim that this is a different type of gluten that does not really cause any harm to celiac disease patients.
However, the fact remains that corn is not gluten-free. Claiming that it is gluten-free is only twisting and manipulating the fact that it does gluten, regardless of what kind of gluten it is.
It is claimed that even though corn does contain gluten, it does not contain the gluten Gliadin found in wheat and other grains commonly associated with celiac diseases and gluten sensitivities. It is believed that it does not trigger the same adverse effects of other forms of gluten.
While corn may not contain the gluten Gliadin, corn has still been seen to cause severe problems in most gluten sensitive individuals. The celiac disease patients as well as gluten sensitive people who have consumed corn claim to feel absolutely no adverse effects from eating corn.
However, just because there is no outward or obvious symptoms, does not mean there is no long-term detrimental effects. It may not be obviously apparent, but it can be causing damages internally that you are just not aware of, and are still too early to diagnose.
Despite the fact that corn does contain corn gluten substances, it does not have any detrimental effects to people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities.
Again, the simple fact remains that corn does contain gluten, and while it may sound redundant, it is as simple as that. Corn gluten has not been studied sufficiently enough, to date. Researchers are still trying to find strong correlations between gluten sensitives and celiac diseases with corn consumption.
There are, however, studies that have shown that more than 50% of the patients who steer free of wheat, rye and barley but still eat corn do not get better. There is no established connection yet between corn and celiac disease patients but it is important to note that there is high probability that corn gluten may also be a culprit.
If you have decided to take the risk and eat corn anyway, here are a few tips:
However, if you have decided to take it on face value as gluten free, make sure to follow the tips to make sure that you eat them as safely as possible. Let me know what you think. Share with your friends if you have found this article useful.