Allergies

Steps To Cope Up With Corn Allergies

Corn allergies are the most difficult allergies to detect. Corn is the most common food allergen. Most of the processed food contains corn products and hence it is difficult to track down the traces of corn in your diet.

Here are few steps which would help you to cope up with your corn allergies.

  • Important step is to remove all the products which contains corn or its products from your diet. The main things which you can remove are corn flour, cornmeal cornstarch, corn sugar, corn syrup, corn chips, and corn alcohol.
  • Carefully read all the product labels. Corn is found in a large variety of food products like spaghetti sauces, soups, processed meat, vinegar and even in common table salt.
  • Ingredients like dextrin, dextrates and maltodextrin are the source of corn so be careful with ingredients starting with “dex.”
  • It is better for you to avoid a food which contains sugar like sweetened cereals as maximum of sweeteners contains corn sugars.
  • Prefer using corn free baking powder which is easily available in the market.
  • Instead of using cornstarch you can use potato starch or arrowroot for thickening soups, gravies and sauces.
  • Avoid products like vegetable gum, vegetable starch or food starch as they might contain corn.
  • Ensure that your cosmetics and toiletries are devoid of corn syrup. Even check your prescribed medications and also the over-the-counter medicines.
  • Adhesives on envelopes and stamps might contain corn and this can flare up the reactions in sensitive people. It is advisable for you to not to lick them.
  • Often it is observed that plastic wraps, plastic paper and cups are coated with corn oil. Hence be careful while using them.
  • Increase your Vitamin C intake but remember that Vitamin C is often derived from corn.

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