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Are food intolerances like msg and onion permanent?

Are food intolerances like msg and onion permanent?

Food Intolerance : Unfortunately they do tend to be permanent although they can fluctuate and sometimes regress in symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Gabriel Niles
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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The ...Read more


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What're the harmful side effects of msg in food?

What're the harmful side effects of msg in food?

None known: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is found in foods, in large part because glutamic acid, being an amino acid. No study has linked it with any cancer and normally being used as a taste enhancer in almost many food items worldwide. ...Read more

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I think i'm allergic to msg. What foods should I avoid?

MSG: Msg is now used as an additive to a number of foods and not just in some chinese food. You need to read labels of all packaged foods carefully to avoid it. ...Read more

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Why is msg found in food?

Flavor: Msg is used as a flavor-enhancer. The human taste buds are very sensitive to sodium, which is a major component of monosodium glutamate. ...Read more

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What kinds of foods contain msg? And how to avoid them?

All kinds: Msg (monosodium glutamate) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid which is a naturally occurring nonessential Amino Acid that is very abundant. It is used as a flavor enhancer, and is found in all sorts of foods. To avoid, read the label. See the following link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/monosodium_glutamate. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why food with msg is not good for people?

I'm curious as to why food with msg is not good for people?

Allergy: This is a flavor enhancer that makes a fair number of people sick ("chinese restaurant syndrome"). The best food suppliers don't need to use the stuff. It's actually the alkaline salt of one of the normal Amino Acids that make up a good chunk of your body, and is harmless to most people. ...Read more

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What exactly is msg and why is it always in processed foods?

Flavor: Msg is used as a flavor-enhancer. The human taste buds are very sensitive to sodium, which is a major component of monosodium glutamate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more