Thursday, January 7, 2010


Introducing Certified Raw Foods Nutrition Consultant, Raw Food Chef/Instructor and Raw Lifestyle Coach, Carolyn Akens. She has graciously agreed to give us monthly insight into the foods that we eat. Here's what she has to say about....

What’s In Your PANTRY?

We take the time to read an annual report, newspaper, or the current bestseller, but we don’t take the time to read the ingredients label on the food you buy especially if it processed. You have tried to change the way you eat, but find it continuously difficult to achieve that goal, and the reason is simple, the additives that are put in processed food keeps you addicted to it. That’s right ADDICTED! Various additives are in process foods to make it taste good and keep you coming back for more. The reason we consistently have these particular urges is MSG-monosodium glutamate! You will now see many labels that say msg-free or no msg, but are you aware of the many names of MSG? If not, look at this list and then check your pantry:

The many names of MSG: autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, gelatin glutamate, glutamic acid, hydrolyzed corn gluten, hydrolyzed protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, monopotassium glutamate, pea protein, plant protein extract, sodium caseinate, textured protein, yeast extract, yeast food, yeast nutrient.

So tell me, what’s in your pantry?


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  1. Thanks for sharing this info, about msg. I try to stay away from this tuff for myself and my family, its great to know that it comes in different names as well as now knowing which names to look out for, great info ( smiles)

  2. Same here. I googled glutamic acid a few weeks back, found out it's MSG..but had no clue companies disguise it as other names as well! I I think that's horrible, but in the end it falls on the consumer. Thanks for the heads up;-)

  3. Thanks hun for spreading the news. This is helpful and hopefully will create more avid label readers out of others :)


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