A help article from Suite 101 on MSG - one of the main ingredients to be avoided on the gluten/casein-free diet for autism.

MSG or monosodium glutamate was discovered at the turn of the 20th century as a cheap method of making low quality foods tasty. It was also realized that MSG increased food cravings, especially while eating the food with the MSG in it!

Since big business food industries are more concerned about profit over public health, the subsequent findings regarding MSG health hazards were of little consequence.

Most people think they avoid MSG if it is not displayed on a food label. But the food processors on all levels have put together several disguises for MSG labeling.

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First Published in 2009


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