Tag Archives: processed foods

Did you Know? About Hospital Food

27 Jul

Did you know that a study performed across hospitals in Canada, found that food served to patients had twice the recommended sodium levels?!

This is due to hospitals using processed foods, instead of fresh ingredients, to prepare meals.

Remember, the best way to keep adequate levels of calories, sodium and fat, is by cooking or preparing meals from fresh whole ingredients.

Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

MSG: Avoid it!

11 Jan

MSG or Monosodium Glutamate is a chemical added to food to enhance the flavor.

It is a neurotoxin that has been linked to migraines, autism, asthma, ADHD, infertility, Alzheimer’s, IBS, anxiety and many more. Unfortunately it is found in most of the food we are exposed to everyday.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that, men and women who consume high levels of MSG are more likely to become overweight.

So, where can we find MSG? It’s in soups, chips, pasta sauces, salad dressings, fast food, candy, gum and most processed foods.

Read the labels! MSG is hidden under many names: Monopotassium glutamate, hydrolyzed protein, calcium caseinate, yeast food, gelatin, yeast extract, glutamic acid, sodium caseinate, textured protein, barley malt, whey protein, to name a few.

Be careful and remember, the best way to eat is to prepare your own food from scratch, go for organic, eat natural!