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Last edited at 12:36PM on 12/8/2012
Just plain and simply, the fiber cannot be digested on the outside. The gluten part of the corn and the rest of the kernal are readily digested by most people. Some people are intolerant to the gluten, in which case macromolecules get into the blood stream. This is known as a leaky gut where the tight junctions in the gut are too loose to filter it out. Another possibility, if it is not just the outside skin of the kernal, is that your gut is overactive, or you do not have enough good bacteria to digest the corn.