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18 Jan 2006

Corn as a snack
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Although I have breakfast and lunch my blood sugar drops in the afternoon and I tend to get very tired and irritated. Is corn on the cob a good snack. Will it lead to weight gain?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Sue
You may be suffering from hypoglycaemia in which case you would need to be eating foods with a low glycaemic index (GI) and having 6 small meals a day. It is a good idea to consult a clinical dietitian (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to sscharf@nhcltd.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area) to help you work out what you need to eat and when. In the meanwhile click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Corn on the cob has a moderate GI so it should help. Any food can lead to weight gain if eaten in excess so have 1/4 cup of cold cooked corn as a snack, not more.
Best regards
DietDoc
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