Food manufacturers sure don’t make it easy for consumers to shop conscientiously. We have to do homework just to decipher the nutrition labels on the backs of boxes and cans, otherwise they’re just a mess of percentages and multi-syllabic words. Even just trying to avoid certain ingredients is hard enough; manufacturers want you to buy their stuff, so they don’t want to make questionable content too obvious. As a result, ingredient lists on processed foods are long, jumbled, and full of words you’d need a science background to understand. Fortunately, figuring out whether foods have ingredients we don’t want?like MSG, sugar, or trans fat?isn’t as intimidating once we know what to look out for. Unfortunately, considering that something as simple as sugar has over twenty names, we clearly have our work cut out for us.
Do you think you have been unknowingly eating ingredients you’re trying to keep out of your diet?
Originally written by Vicki Santillano for DivineCaroline.com
Thanks for the info!
according to what I hear always, MSG is dangerous to someone's health. but the company manufacturing it in my country still insists that it is baseless
No matter how hard you try to avoid these 'additives' you're still going to end up ingesting some. All in moderation. Too much of a good thing IS bad for your bodies future. Nice info.
If you can't pronounce an ingredient, it's probably not good for you. :) I love umami, but i do suffer from the MSG symptom complex, so it's all in moderation. Thanks to the author for providing the list of foods that might trigger symptoms in excess--some of those would never have occurred to me as potentially problematic.
I guess it's to much effort to call products by their regular names, huh? LOL
Great Info.Thanks for posting this.
Thanks for the list It's like having to learn a new language to read their lists of ingredients. They are so sly and devious in marketing things and defrauding a person anymore
very helpful info. thanks!!
I quit canning years ago, but this is exactly why I have started again. I want to know what is being put into my family's bodies. I can, fortunately, buy meat from family members that raise their own animals, so I know that I'm not getting hormones and chemicals that way. These food producers are sneaky, deceitful, and dangerous! It's time to get hard on them and the easiest way to do that is to not buy their products. Be sure and spread the word about deceptive labeling to your family, friends and anyone else that will listen.
I'll be looking at this list today when I go to the grocery. Thank you for the information!
i feel you crazilu on the migraines
Thanks for the list that is very helpful I try to avoid MSG due to heart problems & high blood pressure. I was not aware of a lot of these names and this will really help me to decide whether to purchase certain items.
This is wonderful info to have. MSG gives me terrible migraines and vertigo and I've for years wondered why some foods "without" the MSG title give me the same results. Not sure why labels have to "hide" so much information on people that can make them sick.
Thanks for the article! Another hidden ingredient is gluten, and having celiac disease makes it imperative that I keep a gluten free diet. Because it isn't always clear whether a product is gluten free or not, I mostly rely on homemade products, ie mixes, sauces, etc.
Thank you so much for this article! I have fibromyalgia and have been trying to avoid MSG as well as aspartame (which may cause similar symptoms in people who are sensitive to it). Aspartame isn't too difficult to avoid, especially because products with it are required to have a "contains phenylalanine" warning on the label, but MSG is a lot harder to spot. This list will really help me out.