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Do you watch for MSG & Aspartame in your Food?



 
 
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RONNIEHUEY
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2/25/11 11:41 A

No! emoticon



NANCYBOAT
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2/25/11 9:04 A

I do for MSG - it gives me wicked headaches.



DARK_ANGEL10
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2/25/11 8:52 A

Yes, I get bad headaches. I always know if it has been added to my food.



BILL60
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2/25/11 7:30 A

Not really.



EAP1115
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2/25/11 4:05 A

YES



SANDYQ2229
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2/25/11 2:21 A

i have to watch MSG as i am allergic to it. it gives me massive headaches. and it makes my mom all read and itchy and starts to close up her throat. we are very concious of it in my house. as for Aspartame...nope don't watch for it at all



AUTUMNSFIRE
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2/24/11 4:00 P


Ever since finding out that MSG may be one of the major issues in my headaches, I've tried to cut it out completely. It's almost impossible to do as it is in everything, either by the name MSG or another name.

As for aspartame, same thing but I've had a lot more success with it. Helps with my soda drinking as well as I'm down to Jones diet sodas or Pepsi One usually which means I drink WAY less.



DWYER1952
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12/4/10 1:56 P

MSG not so much; but, if it has aspartame I will not touch it---migraines



LALA0123
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12/4/10 12:34 P

no never thought about it



BLONDWUNN
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12/4/10 11:13 A

Sure do!



CBLANK20091
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12/4/10 10:41 A

Yes, especially MSG



CAHUNO2
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12/4/10 8:52 A

no, but I don't eat much packaged foods



VKISAMORE
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12/3/10 8:02 P

msg messes me up



BARABOODAN1
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12/3/10 7:41 P

yes all the time




DOUGLYE
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12/3/10 5:28 P

Although I will ask for 'no MSG' in chinese food restaurants, that is more for my wife's sensitivity (she's gets wildly dilated pupils, dizzy and headaches with MSG). I do not check food labels for MSG and I do not mind some Aspartame.

Now TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate) in foods. That's another story. I don't like cleaning solution in my cheerios.




VANILLABEAR
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12/2/10 6:53 P

I do not check. I really do not eat many processed foods though.



DEBORAHBROWN1
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12/2/10 2:56 P

CASSIOEPIA - Thank you, I appreciate your link - but I have an issue with the content. Stevia is listed with all of the other artificial sweeteners - but it's a natural product and recognized by our bodies, where the other garbage is not - I'm a breast cancer survivor and I strongly believe that these chemicals that are being added to our "food" are very dangerous to our overall health - and the point of my questions is to see if other people are aware of these chemicals and what they think. I realize that your team seems to be aware of all of the artificial sweetener web links - but they are not always truthful as to what the true facts are.



SANDYLH1
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11/30/10 5:21 P

yes, I don't purchase produts that contain them.



CASSIOEPIA
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11/29/10 9:56 P

This is a decision that you need to make on your own, but having some education will certainly help. Here is an article from the SP resources which has some information on Aspartame.

All about Artificial Sweeterners
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=289






LAURELSPARK
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11/29/10 4:41 P

I don't worry about them. I try to use natural ingredients when I cook or fresh fruits and veggies and I figure that takes care of things.



DEBORAHBROWN1
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11/29/10 1:50 P

I normally watch for MSG or Aspartame in my food and I will not compromise. If it's listed on the product ingredients, I don't purchase that item.

What do you think?



 
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