Why can’t humans digest corn?

Corn has a way of remaining intact from the plate to the poop. Bright yellow kernels – found in our favorite summer dishes – start appearing in the bathroom in later hours. How does corn escape the digestive system? And perhaps more importantly, should you also eat food that is difficult to digest?

It turns out that your digestive system is working more than you think, so don’t leave the corn yet. According to Andrea Watson, a leading nutritionist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the yellow kernels in your poo are really just the outer coating of corn kernels.

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