Food additives, artificial sweeteners, MSG and Pain
Some people are sensitive to food additives, artificial sweeteners, MSG, and don’t even know it. It may be a contributing factor to your inflammation. Even if you are not feeling any effects from these ingredients MSG and aspartame (artificial sweetener) are known excitotoxins and should be avoided by everyone. Make sure you know the other names for MSG (mono sodium glutamate) when readying your ingredient labels. Anything with “yeast extract”, “hydrolyzed”, “autolyzed”, or with “glutamate” are like MSG and should be avoided. If you want a zero calorie sweetener, there are options using a natural sweetener from the stevia plant that are available via nutritional consult.