The frustration I feel when I go to the grocery store is mounting! Each year it becomes harder and harder to find products that don’t contain unhealthy ingredients or even “real food”. More and more products on the grocer’s shelves are highly processed and contain harmful chemicals, additives, artificial ingredients, preservatives and unclean ingredients. I especially wanted to know the answer to the question, Natural Flavors and MSG are they Harmful?
Here is a list of ingredients that you might want to avoid. You can even print it out and take with you when you shop for food. Many people wonder if the need to avoid these ingredients is really that important to their health.
I decided to do some research online, especially concentrating on the ingredient “natural flavors.” For me, this one ingredient has been incredibly difficult to avoid. I didn’t want to go to a lot of trouble if it’s not really any big deal.
Natural Flavors and MSG are they Harmful?
Read the following information and decide for yourself. You may discover as I did, that many of the ingredients they are putting into commercially processed foods, even”natural flavors”, can be detrimental to our health and it can be wise to avoided many, if not all of them.
- Health hazards — http://www.faizkaskar.8k.com/healthhazards.html
- What is a natural flavor — http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/2006/06/19/what_is_a_natural_flavor.php
- Aspartame and excitotoxin links — http://www.disinfo.com/archive/pages/dossier/id214/pg1/index.html
- List of foods containing excitotoxins — http://aromatherapy4u.wordpress.com/2007/09/20/the-little-surprises-in-our-foods-excitotoxins-that-are-killing-us-and-our-kids-daily/
- Explanation of excitotoxins — http://www.joyfulaging.com/Excitotoxins.htm
- MSG and kidney damage — http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_health/volume_6_number_2_7/article/histological_studies_of_the_effects_of_monosodium_glutamate_on_the_kidney_of_adult_wistar_rats.html
- Weston A. Price Foundation website http://www.westonaprice.org/
- The Healthy Home Economist http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/why-cant-fda-just-call-spade-spade/
I hope this information has been helpful to you. We pray that you and your family as well as our own will always be able to find, make and eat good nutritious foods that help to sustain life and health.