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Why the hell can't corn be digested?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by thatK30guy, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm stumped. Too often I see the yellow kernals floating in the stool. That and them stuck to the logs, too.

    What gives? :confused:
     
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    Thanks for posting such an interesting question. Actually, you are partially correct that the human digestive system can't digest sweet corn (on the cob). The part that you see exit your body as part of your fecal matter is actually the part that the human digestive system can't do much with, because we don't have the enzymes (complicated proteins that the body creates) to break apart what the corn kernel covering is made of...some animals can, though. I think that maybe seeing the coverings not digested is what made you think that the whole corn kernel isn't digested.
    The rest of the corn kernel (the interior stuff) is easily digestible by the human digestive system. The center part of the kernel is mainly starch (complex carbohydrate) and a little bit of protein...and a few vitamins and minerals. The human body then can absorb the breakdown products from the starch and protein, as well as the vitamins and minerals into the blood stream, where the materials can be delivered to the rest of the body tissues. So, the end result is that, in order to get the maxiumum nutritional yield from the sweet corn you eat, make sure that it is well cooked and that you chew it well, so your digestive tract has the chance to 'capture' all the nutrients that it can from the corn.
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    WOW look at the big brain on broc!!!
     
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    That is possibly the most complete response I have ever seen posted on this site.:bow: :haha:
     
  5. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Corn is cultivated by Gray aliens. What you think are golden nuggets are miniature probes floating through your inards until activated thus making you into an alien puppet.

    Fox Mulder said so.
     
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    Ya broc!!! what he said!!! :deal:
     
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    Oh yea, if the aliens are so smart why can't they keep their little yellow probes in us?
     
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    Maybe the aliens think they are on Uranus. Which proves they are not so smart.
     
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    Then how come I've NEVER seen corn in my poo?
     
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    you thoroughly inspect all of your poo?
     
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    Cause you are an alien puppet.
     
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    Broc pulled them out before you could look at them.
     
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    Don't start with me.
     
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    copy & paste, isn't it a wonderful thing?:rolleyes: :D
     
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    Doesn't everybody?:confused:
     
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    Is **** the only thing that interest you?:confused:
     
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    ahhh corn,


    the stopwatch of the digestive system!
     
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    No. Your mom is. :D
     
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    I think I'm going to be sick now........yep, just threw up in my mouth :(
     
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    LMAO didn't i ax this question????:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     

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