Is corn a vegetable?

OR is it a starch?!

Growing up, my mom would never let us just have corn on the dinner table as the vegetable, there had to be something else. For example, if we were having rice and corn, there had to be something else because rice and corn are both starches. So like, friends of the internet, is corn a starch or a vegetable? Or can it be both? Is it quite possible that it is neither?!

I’m legit not going to google. I’d rather just live in this world where you are all smarter than I am and I’m ok with that.

I’ve decided that I need to start eating healthier. Not because it’s the New Year and that’s what people do, not because I want to lose weight. I have never been one to change my eating habits to lose weight. I feel like whenever I try to do that, it never works for me because I, quite frankly, am ok with being a fattie and looking as luscious and curvalicious as I do, because I’m awesome and I love myself. I don’t expect anyone else to see it that way but as long as I see myself that way then we are all ok.

But I have been feeling like bleh lately. No energy. Feeling heavy. Again, I am heavy, but my body just feels weighed down. So I have taken it upon myself to make some better choices, eat smaller portions and incorporate more vegetables into my life, and cut back on the pop and chips (currently drinking the last can of Coke from my fridge) And blog more. Blogging makes me feel lighter! So here I am at my new time! Same place though, but you already knew that. It’s like a pre-lent lent, but without the religious backing.

I did my yoga for the day today (day 5 – still rocking it!) and then decided to make dinner. I have a few packages of noodles that I would normally just make and eat the whole thing, but tonight I am being good. I had some leftover roasted chicken from my weekend meal prep, and some frozen vegetables and then I’d split it in two. Or so I thought!

When I opened the freezer, I had a bag of bean/carrot/cauliflower mix, and a bag of frozen corn. I was wanting and expecting frozen peas but nopes. I had none! So I did the corn, which got me thinking about what my mom would always say that corn isn’t actually a vegetable, it’s a starch and thus here we are. Back to my question: is corn a starch or a vegetable?

16 thoughts on “Is corn a vegetable?

  1. You cannot get fat from brown rice (white rice is questionable), potatoes, and corn contrary to what weโ€™re told. In their natural forms, itโ€™s impossible to eat these things without getting fat. Hereโ€™s what gets us into trouble: the additional toppings. The bacon, the sour cream, the butter, the butter substitutes etc. Stick to the foods that are the least processed and closest to nature. Carbs are not necessarily bad when the right carbs are consumed. What I never understood is how bread (usually white bread) is often served at meals. White bread is an inflammatory food.

    I always thought that corn was a grain. Same with rice. Potatoes I consider a vegetable. I would probably classify starches as being a sub-category.

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  2. This is the best thing you are doing for yourself! You take care of your diet and your health now and you will reap the benefits in the future when you will be older and yet stronger and energetic than the youngsters around you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    WIsh you the best!

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  3. Corn is a grain, so not a vegetable! And I think starch is just an outdated way of describing carbs, but don’t quote me on that… Good on you for not falling into the New Year diet trap and doing it for you instead! I think it’s important to eat healthy, but balanced. Like… I’ll never stop eating chocolate! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Do you plan on running again too once the weather gets better? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Aww, that sucks! The pain, I mean. I have trouble with my back at the moment because of running (tight hips) so I can relate. A gym is a good idea. Those elliptical machines they usually have are really good and no impact!

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        • Yeah I was thinking of elliptical! Now that I have a second wig, I would totally see myself going to a gym. But I also donโ€™t want to be making too many changes all at once and then just give up on them all at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‚

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          • One step at a time is a good strategy! ๐Ÿ˜„ I’m actually looking into buying an elliptical. We have a treadmill already, but sometimes I just want something different from running! ๐Ÿ˜‚ How do you manage with a wig at the gym? Does it stay in place well? I’m sorry if that’s too personal, I’m just curious.

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            • When I was running I had my old wig, itโ€™s fine for running, but I donโ€™t keep the netting tight anymore, the Velcro tabs have kind of broken down a lot after 4 years of wearing it! My new wig would be fine! Itโ€™s SO SNUG, like it digs my glasses into my ears sometimes itโ€™s so snug. But thatโ€™s why I kept the other one. The guy who makes them said heโ€™d tighten up the netting in the old one but whatever. I only wear it if Iโ€™m at home. If I wanted to do a pilates or yoga class I might not be able to do it with my old wig but machines would be fine. I just wash it when it gets sweaty and itโ€™s all good ๐Ÿ˜Š

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              • Ah, it’s great that the new one is snug and stays in place. I’m curious, do you wash a wig with normal shampoo? I’m sorry I have so many questions! ๐Ÿ˜œ I hope you find a nice gym. There was an app here in the UK called Pay As You Gym. It allowed you to pay only for individual sessions. It was a great way to try out gyms before we signed for one. Maybe there’s something like that in Canada? It was great to not have to commit! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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                • No the questions are totally fine!! I do wash it with regular shampoo – I take a basin and fill it with warming water, and a small squeeze of shampoo and swoosh it around until it mixes then I bush my wig out (which I do every night anyway) and swoosh it around a couple of times, let it sit for a few mins then rinse and hang it on my stand to dry!

                  Oooo I will check that app out right now!

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  4. Corn is a starchy food, ie a carb. But if you divide plant food into just fruit and veg, then it is a veg. But if you look at it as grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs etc, then it is a grain. I did read one article that said it is a grain, a fruit and a vegetable! Of course, I can’t remember what the article was or why it said that, lol.

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