We avoid processed foods completely, but it is eye-opening to see how the US gets extra poisonous versions of the same items.
Even so-called "natural" ingredients can contain hidden excitotoxins, (MSG).
Boycott these "food" giants and protect your family´s health.
Names of ingredients that contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG)1
(Last updated February, 2011)
Everyone knows that some people get reactions after eating the food ingredient monosodium glutamate --reactions that include migraine headaches, upset stomach, fuzzy thinking, diarrhea, heart irregularities, asthma, and/or mood swings. What many don't know, is that more than 40 different ingredients contain the chemical in monosodium glutamate (processed free glutamic acid) that causes these reactions. The following list of ingredients that contain processed free glutamic acid has been compiled over the last 20 years from consumers' reports of adverse reactions and information provided by manufacturers and food technologists.
Glutamic acid (E 620)2, Glutamate (E 620)
Monosodium glutamate (E 621)
Monopotassium glutamate (E 622)
Calcium glutamate (E 623)
Monoammonium glutamate (E 624)
Magnesium glutamate (E 625)
Any "hydrolyzed protein"
Calcium caseinate, Sodium caseinate
Yeast food, Yeast nutrient
Soy protein, soy protein concentrate
Soy protein isolate
Whey protein, whey protein concentrate
Whey protein isolate
Names of ingredients that often contain or produce processed free glutamic acid:
Carrageenan (E 407)
Bouillon and broth
Any "flavors" or "flavoring"
Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)
Pectin (E 440)
Anything "enzyme modified"
Anything containing "enzymes"
Soy sauce extract
Anything "protein fortified"
(1) Glutamic acid found in unadulterated protein does not cause adverse reactions. To cause adverse reactions, the glutamic acid must have been processed/manufactured or come from protein that has been fermented.
The following are ingredients suspected of containing or creating sufficient processed free glutamic acid to serve as MSG-reaction triggers in HIGHLY SENSITIVE people:
Corn starch Corn syrup Modified food starch Lipolyzed butter fat Dextrose
Brown rice syrup Milk powder Reduced fat milk (skim; 1%; 2%) most things low fat or no fat anything Enriched
anything Vitamin enriched
(2) E numbers are use in Europe in place of food additive names.
The following work synergistically with MSG to enhance flavor. If they are present for flavoring, so is MSG.
Disodium 5'-guanylate (E 627) Disodium 5'-inosinate (E-631) Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides (E 635)
I didn't read this article but I have been researching and reading about this and I think it's horrible. I have started buy non processed foods and buying organic when I can. I'm even driving 45 min to shop at a Whole Foods store as often as I can.
We do our best to cook most things from scratch. Won't say we don't eat any processed food but it is minimal.
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