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2/16/19 11:57 A

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I have never considered corn a vegetable. It’s a grain. I’ll eat it in tortillas and corn bread, and popped.

I’ve enjoyed sweet corn exactly once, in a knife skills class. Fresh, raw and cut off the cob into a salad with tomato vinaigrette.

As far as glycophosphate goes, watch oats, too.

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1/16/19 3:10 P

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Thank you to everyone who answered this question!

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1/16/19 12:44 P

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I've started noticing how prevalent PALM OIL or palm kernel oil is in many food items. That's why (as a New Year's Resolution), I resolved to eventually eliminate any food I eat that contains palm oil.

I can't even tell you how many labels I need to read now. where do you find palm oil ? Examples would be my beloved Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Pepperidge Farm Milano's, yogurt covered pretzels, yogurt or chocolate covered raisins/peanuts, chocolate coated granola bars, KIND bars use palm oil, brands of peanut butter use palm oil, Cheeze Its, etc...

That one resolution has helped me cut out a significant amount of highly processed foods. I'm checking out organic peanut butter cups this weekend. LOL

1/15/19 7:26 P

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Thanks for taking one for the team.

When you said, corn. I thought to myself. Corn is everything because it's cheap

That is before I read the list

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1/15/19 10:57 A

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I refuse to click on the "click bait" as well. However, I did a google search and went to Vincent Pedre's website. After waiting to close out the popups, corn is the veggie he says everyone should avoid.

What most people don't realize is that even if they haven't eaten an ear of corn in years because of digestion issues, they eat corn every single day.

Here's a list of corn byproducts for those who are interested.

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Baking Powder (corn starch)
Brown Sugar – look for use of Caramel color. Domino’s Brown sugar no longer uses Caramel color
Calcium Citrate - the calcium salt of citric acid. See Citrate below for details.
Caramel – coloring used in soft drinks, derived from corn “or cane sugar.” The “or” in Coca-Cola's explanation refers to a temporary change to make the ingredients Kosher for Passover. The rest of the year, it is from corn.
Cellulose, Vegetable, Powered, etc.
Citrate - can refer either to the conjugate base of citric acid, or to the esters of citric acid. An example of the former, a salt is trisodium citrate; an ester is triethyl citrate. Forms of Citrate include: Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, and more.
Citric Acid - the source sugar is corn steep liquor along with hydrolyzed corn starch
Corn Meal – items baked sitting on Corn Meal such as Bagels, Breads or Pizza, may not list Corn Meal as an ingredient
Corn Starch – in most over the counter medicines that come in a dry pill form. Yes, this includes Benedryl too. Watch for Corn Syrup in the liquid forms.
Corn Syrup
Decyl Glucoside - used in personal care products such as shampoo. It is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut.
Dextrin, Maltodextrin – thickening agents found in sauces (check those frozen veggies!) salad dressings, and ice cream
Dextrose (glucose) – corn sugar, found in cookies, ice cream, and paired with glucose in hospital IVs unless specified not to! Can also be used as a carrier with anesthetic shots such as Lidocaine and Novocaine! Dextrose is also injected into meat, lunch meats and deli cuts. Be weary of “honey baked” items, the sweet flavor may not be from honey.
Ethanol - made by fermenting sugars produced from corn starch.
Ferrous Gluconate - i.e. as found in canned olives, and comes from corn or potato acid.
Flavoring - Artificial or "Natural Flavors" - as defined by the FDA regulations of labeling of spices, flavorings, and colorings.
Golden Syrup - Sometimes recommended as an alternate to Corn Syrup, but it may contain Corn Syrup as well.
Honey - May contain corn syrup, as HFCS is sometimes fed to bees, resulting in corn in the honey produced.
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
Iodized Salt – Morton’s FAQ explains why they add Dextrose (corn) to their salt.
Lactic Acid - Commercially, lactic acid can be made synthetically from chemicals or organically as a byproduct of corn fermentation.
Lauryl Glucoside - is a surfactant used in cosmetics. It is a glycoside produced from glucose and lauryl alcohol.
Magnesium Citrate - Magnesium salt of citric acid.
Magnesium Stearate
Malic Acid
Malt Flavoring
Maltitol - (also known as Maltisorb and Maltisweet) Commercially, maltitol is a disaccharide produced by Corn Products Specialty Ingredients (formerly SPI Polyols), Cargill, Roquette, and Towa, among other companies. Maltitol is made by hydrogenation of maltose obtained from starch.
Mannitol - A naturally occurring alcohol that is often combined with corn derived sugars. Here is the link on USDA's website explaining this practice.
Methyl Gluceth - an emollient used in cosmetics manufactured from corn sugar and corn starch.
Modified Food Starch
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) - The MSGMyth site explains MSG is made from corn.
Polydextrose - is synthesized from dextrose, and contains sorbitol and citric acid. It is a food ingredient classified as soluble fiber and is frequently used to increase the non-dietary fiber content of food, replace sugar, reduce calories and reduce fat content. Note: Dextrose, Sorbitol, and Citric Acid are all on this list of ingredients derived from corn.
Polylactic Acid (PLA) - Plastic made from corn starch (U.S.) or sugarcane.
Polysorbates (i.e. Polysorbate 80) - Polysorbates are oily liquids derived from PEG-ylated sorbitan (a derivative of sorbitol) esterified with fatty acids.
Potassium Citrate - See Citrate above for details.
Powdered Sugar - contains corn starch
Saccharin – in powder form IS Sweet’N Low and therefore contains Dextrose.
Sodium Citrate - See Citrate above for details.
Sodium Erythorbate - is produced from sugars derived from sources such as beets, sugar cane and corn. It is a food additive used predominantly in meats, poultry, and soft drinks.
Sodium Starch Glycolate - is the sodium salt of a carboxymethyl ether of starch. It can be derived from any starch source (rice, corn, potatoes, etc).
Sorbitan - is a mixture of chemical compounds derived from the dehydration of sorbitol.
Sorbitan Monostearate - an ester of sorbitol and stearic acid. You will see this ingredient used in Yeast (and possibly other places as well).
Sorbitol – You will find Sorbitol in Sugar Free items such as candy, chewing gum, cosmetics, mouth wash, and toothpaste
Starch – often this is corn starch unless it specifies something else, like potato starch
Sucralose - Sucralose by itself may be corn free, though it is likely one best to avoid. Repackaged as the brand Splenda, it will contain dextrose and/or maltodextrin.
Sweet’N Low – contains Dextrose, and according to Sweet’N Low, ALL sugar substitutes in powder form contain Dextrose.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Vanilla Extract – most brands will have corn syrup, though you can find organic brands that do not, though the alcohol may be corn-derived.
Vinegar, Distilled White - can be made from any sugar, but the most common method is to use corn that has been converted from starch into sugar.
Vitamins - Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and Vitamin E (Tocopherols). Use caution with products that are "enriched" with added vitamins. The vitamins may be corn-derived, or corn-derivatives may be used in the binding (if solid) or suspension (if liquid) of the vitamin compound.
Xanthan Gum - a food additive that is used as a thickening agent. It is found in sauces, spices, and commonly in Gluten Free foods. Xanthan Gum is most often grown on corn, or corn sugars. If an item includes Xanthan Gum and states it is corn-free, call the manufacturing company and inquire as to the source of Xanthan Gum to be sure.
Xylitol - You will find Xylitol in Sugar Free items such as candy, chewing gum, cosmetics, mouth wash, and toothpaste
Zein – used in time-release medications, derived from Maize

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1/15/19 10:06 A

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Well, I took one for the team. I sat through the 20 mins of Dr. Vincent Pedre's slide show. I remember now that I actually sat through a similar one by Dr. Gundry MD a year ago. (I'm retired and maybe getting a bit silly)
Here's the summary, much of which I agree with. I'm just not going to buy his pills.
It's all about "Leaky Gut". Our lack of good bacteria allows the bad bacteria to enter your bloodstream via your compromised gut lining causing just about every bad thing in your life.
The reveal—it's Corn. But actually any plants treated with the herbicide Glyphosate (Roundup)
Also present in: Soybeans, Squash, Zucchini, Canola Oil, Apples, Celery and Peaches.
He's not a fan of food containing antibiotics: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Farmed fish.
Also advises avoiding emulsifiers: Polysorbate 80 in particular.

His 3 Super Foods that will change your life are:
Chicory Root- a fiber source with Inulin. But there are lots of other

Complete B complex. Therapeutic Class Probiotics in blister packs as opposed to Retail Class in bottles.

Dr. Gundry is still in business too and still selling his "Total Restore" formula, and dozens more, to cure leaky gut, but it contains an entirely different formula of ingredients.

So there you go. It was annoying listening to his voice which was sped up, but at least the site didn't carry any computer viruses.

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I have never been able to sit through the full slide show

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1/14/19 7:42 P

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I don't know the answer to the click-bait question but....

if a person is sensitive to bloating/gas there are some veggies that can cause discomfort over others

then again there is always BEANO

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1/14/19 9:53 A

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I'll take Rutabaga or turnip over OKRA which is just slime on a plate.

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1/14/19 9:50 A

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Click bait is attractive. But I’ve learned my lesson in the past so now I’ll just guess.

Rutabaga. Throw it out! It’s disgusting.

Rrawr Rrawr Rrawr!!!

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1/14/19 9:35 A

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Thank you for the advice, but I'm just looking for the answer the question.

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1/14/19 9:16 A

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I can't give in and spend the time to sit through the entire slide show from the Gut Doctor. The ad is on SparkPeople and states, "this is the one vegetable you should not eat". Is there one vegetable or is it typical click bait?

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