by diana on September 29, 2010

in All the other good stuff

I have stressed it many times before and I cannot say it enough – READ ALL LABELS of any packaged goods you buy. One of the biggest things you can do and start today is to stop eating foods with preservatives, dyes and additives in them. Everyone seems to know about MSG and that it stands for Monosidum Glutamate but did you know that MSG (or products like it and just as bad for you) are also hidden under numerous names.

Read below and then go into your cupboards, fridge and freezer and look at the packaged and canned foods (even the organic ones) that you have. Read the label – are any of the below words in the ingredient labels.

Hidden Names for MSG

The following substances contain the highest percentage of factory created free glutamate, with MSG containing 78%:

MSG Gelatin Calcium Caseinate
Monosodium glutamate Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) Textured Protein
Monopotassium glutamate Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP) Yeast Extract
Glutamate Autolyzed Plant Protein Yeast food or nutrient
Glutamic Acid Sodium Caseinate Autolyzed Yeast
Vegetable Protein Extract Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)

The following substances contain some factory created free glutamate in varying amounts. Some food labels can list several of these items, adding up to a dangerous amount in just ONE product:

Malted Barley (flavor) Natural Flavors, Flavors, Flavoring Modified food starch
Barley malt Reaction Flavors Rice syrup or brown rice syrup
Malt Extract or Flavoring Natural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring “Seasonings” (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.) Lipolyzed butter fat
Maltodextrin, dextrose, dextrates Soy Sauce or Extract “Low” or “No Fat” items
Caramel Flavoring (coloring) Soy Protein Corn syrup and corn syrup solids, high fructose corn syrup
Stock Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate Citric Acid (when processed from corn)
Broth Cornstarch fructose (made from corn) Milk Powder
Bouillon Flowing Agents Dry Milk Solids

The book, Battling the MSG Myth (link to web site below), will simplify your life by giving in-depth facts about these hidden substances and the common foods in which they are found. Find tips on label reading, shopping, and cooking.


If you eat a diet of high raw – whole, living foods – you will not have to worry about this!! It can be so easy!

In my next post (which will be today also) I am posting a great video about WHY eat more raw, living foods. It is a great one – check it out!!


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