Corn Intolerance

What is Corn Intolerance?

If you have an intolerance (defined by YorkTest as a food-specific IgG reaction) to corn (maize), your body produces an inflammatory response to the proteins present in foods or drinks containing corn.

Where to look

As a direct ingredient, corn can be removed from the diet fairly easily. The following foods should be avoided if you have corn intolerance:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Tinned sweet corn
  • Baby sweet corn
  • Corn flour tortillas, tacos or enchiladas
  • Corn or maize crisps

Other Names

Corn is used to manufacture many different food ingredients. Being aware of these is important when making changes to optimise your diet. The following list of ingredients should be avoided if you have corn intolerance:

  • Dextri-maltose
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Glucose and Glucose syrup
  • Cereal starch
  • Modified starch
  • Vegetable oil
  • High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

Replacements for a balanced diet

If you are experiencing corn intolerance symptoms, you could include the following alternatives in your diet:

  • Wheat
  • Rye
  • Rice
  • Lentils

If you have found out that you are intolerant to corn, changing your diet need not be daunting. YorkTest Nutritional Therapists are here to help you understand how to optimise your food choices

Information provided above regarding Food Intolerance (defined by YorkTest as a food specific IgG reaction) is intended to provide nutritional advice for dietary optimisation. YorkTest recommend that you discuss any medical concerns you have with a GP before undertaking a YorkTest programme.