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How food companies exploit Americans...

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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A long read but worth it!
http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/02/11/food-companies-exploit-americans-with-ingredients-banned-in-other-countries/
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:32 AM
Thanks for sharing.
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diospira
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:45 AM


http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/02/11/food-companies-exploit-americans-with-ingredients-banned-in-other-countries/



Interesting.

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.

 

 

Names of ingredients that always contain processed free glutamic acid:

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)

Natrium glutamate

Yeast extract

Anything "hydrolyzed"

Any "hydrolyzed protein"

Calcium caseinate,  Sodium caseinate

Yeast food, Yeast nutrient

Autolyzed yeast

Gelatin

Textured protein

Soy protein, soy protein concentrate

Soy protein isolate

Whey protein, whey protein concentrate

Whey protein isolate

Anything "...protein"

Vetsin 

Ajinomoto


 

Names of ingredients that often contain or produce processed free glutamic acid:

 

Carrageenan (E 407)

Bouillon and broth

Stock

Any "flavors" or "flavoring"

Maltodextrin 

Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)

Anything "ultra-pasteurized"

Barley malt

Pectin (E 440)

Protease

Anything "enzyme modified"

Anything containing "enzymes"

Malt extract

Soy sauce

Soy sauce extract

Anything "protein fortified"

Anything "fermented"

Seasonings

 

(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

Rice syrup

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) 

 

http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html

4kidz916
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:07 AM

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.  

mypbandj
by Jen on Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:36 AM
I like that ladies blog.
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fullxbusymom
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:37 AM

We do our best to cook most things from scratch.  Won't say we don't eat any processed food but it is minimal. 

timon95
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM

tfs

MichelleK41
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Interesting read, thanks for sharing.

reneawesley
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Thanks for sharing.

SabrinaLC
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Thanks for sharing

Samanthamommy
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM

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