Dr. Scott Collie D.C.C.N

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All About MSG: What has MSG?

Monosodium glutamate - close-up

MSG is rarely labeled as MSG anymore because of the bad rap that it has portrayed over the last couple decades. They have resorted to calling it other names. Here are ingredients that ALWAYS contain glutamic acid. You may want to take a better look at the food labels and take heed:

  • Glutamic acid
  • Glutamate
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • Calcium glutamate
  • Monoammonium glutamate
  • Magnesium glutamate
  • 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

Here are ingredients that OFTEN contain glutamic acid:

  • Carrageenan
  • Bouillon and broth
  • Stock
  • Citric Acid
  • Any “flavors” or “flavoring”
  • Maltodextrin
  • Citric acid, Citrate
  • Anything “ultra-pasteurized”
  • Barley malt
  • Pectin (E 440)
  • Protease
  • Anything “enzyme modified”
  • Anything containing “enzymes”
  • Malt extract
  • Soy sauce (a reader has informed us that Russell Blaylock, MD states in his book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, that soy sauce ALWAYS contains MSG)
  • Soy sauce extract
  • Anything “protein fortified”
  • Anything “fermented”
  • Seasoning

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

So as you can see MSG is highly abundant in most processed and inorganic foods. I continue to advocate a diet that is as low as possible in processed food and as high as possible in whole, organic, God made foods. When you read food labels, the less you see the better and the foods with no labels are always the right choice. Be healthy and give thanks to God!

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