Tag: Food additives

Reading food labels – the order of things

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Ingredients on food labels are required to be listed in order from the most used to the least used. This means that the first item on the list will be the major ingredient according to weight.

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The harmful additive loophole

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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According to Australian product labeling requirements, if an additive amounts to less than 5% of the product, the manufacturer does not need to list it on the ingredients list. This, of course, can be very misleading to consumers who understandably … Continue reading

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MSG and Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Question: I note that MSG is rated as best avoided and that Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is rated as safe. I am confused about glutamate safety and how it differs between the two additives? Is it not the glutamate component that … Continue reading

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How are food additives classified

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Here is a quick and ready reckoner that provides an easy to understand classification system for the food additives used today. 100-199 Colours 200-299 Preservatives and Food Acids 300-399 Antioxidants, Mineral Salts and Food Acids 400-499 Emulsifiers, Humectants, Vegetable Gums … Continue reading

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How to remove additives one step at a time

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Remove the allergy-inducing MSG from your diet and you may just find yourself removing a whole raft of other potentially toxic ingredients at the same time. The cheaper the product or the more bulk you are getting for your dollar … Continue reading

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Asthma and diet in children – Links proven in new research

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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An asthmatic child benefits greatly from the removal of fast food in the diet. A ten year international study (ISAAC 2010) that tracked 50,000 children (aged 8-12 years) across 20 countries has shown fast food burgers increase the risk of … Continue reading

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Instant health claims not so dandy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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It seems even the health food industry feels the pressure to offer consumers convenient, time saving alternatives. Today I went looking for dandelion root beverage, an excellent liver support and detoxification brew provided to us typically in a jar, but … Continue reading

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Avoiding MSG in Pregnancy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Pregnancy cravings can be instant and while ‘gherkins and ice-cream’ were never on my list of desirable foods when I was pregnant, the urgent need to eat often had me circling a food court looking for healthy options. By the … Continue reading

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