I think my salad dressing gives me headaches.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Oh yes," she says, "totally normal. That's to be expected! It's a sign of the detoxification process." I had called the Garden of Life company regarding my symptoms explaining that, "i have headaches, diarrhea, bloating, gas, rashes."

I was detoxing and showing it.

However, the cleanse ended yesterday, and I've been headache free until...

This afternoon I prepared a homemade seafood salad with romaine, radishes, celery, mild peppers, carrots, wheat-free imitation lobster meat (only 2 WW points for 1/2 cup!)...and to top it off I used 2 T of Wish-bone ranch salad dressing.

Wouldn't you know, shortly after eating that I had a booming headache! What gives?!?
Upon investigating the nutrition label the obvious culprit stared me in the eye: MSG!
In MY salad dressing!

I'm the usual annoying grocery store shopper checking out all the labels and meticulously reading all ingredients with magnifying precision.

How did this one escape my gaze?

Goes to show how sneaky companies can be. The forward-facing label touts this benefit of absorbing more vitamins, and it's great for dipping, delicious flavor, and the bottle even uses 20% less plastic!


How 'bout putting "contains MSG" on the front panel?

Goodbye headache...I'll never be purchasing Wish-bone Ranch again unless they change their recipe.

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    1821 days ago
    DD is affected with MSG by her tongue going numb! What a shame it is in there when it is totally not needed! emoticon

    emoticon for sharing.
    1822 days ago
    wow. would would've thought?! thanks for the info
    1822 days ago
    msg is a killer for me, and can also hide under the name Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein. emoticon
    1822 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Wow, thanks for the MSG info.
    1823 days ago
    Oh my! I'm glad you figured it out. You're salad sounds great (minus the headache). I love imitation crab and it's been a very long time since I've bought it...going to add that to next week's grocery list. Oh! I've been meaning to tell you. Your blogs about your cleanse reminded me that I had a similar product in my pantry. I bought it right before my last pregnancy and never had a chance to use it. I started it yesterday. :)

    1823 days ago
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