Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hidden Names for MSG

After having stayed gluten free for over two years, I have come to learn the signs and signals of my body even more clearly. It's amazing how removing this ‘sticking agent' from my system has affected my entire health! I now realize that my body is also extremely sensitive to MSG as well. In fact, after having experienced a racing heart, cold sweats and shakes within 20 minutes of eating processed food (gluten free, of course!) containing MSG, this conclusion was not hard to make. Those sensitive to MSG may also have reactions to other free glutamates like gelatin and pectin.

Whether your body has a sensitivity to these products or not, they are not necessary for our bodies to be healthy, or for our food to taste good. And, they can easily be avoided – with just a few extra minutes in the grocery store aisles to read labels before adding an item to your cart. These unnecessary chemicals can also be labeled as:

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein   Autolyzed Vegetable Protein
Texturized Vegetable Protein   Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract
Plant Protein Extract   Sodium Caseinate
Calcium Caseinate   Caseinate
Textured Whey Protein   Textured Soy Protein
Carageenan   Caramel Coloring