Articles tagged with: MSG

Additives most likely to cause adverse reactions

Additives most likely to cause adverse reactions

The consumption of additives in food is a vexed issue. On the one hand, no-one plans to consume them in the first place and some – a limited number – have been linked to health problems ranging from asthma, wheezing, rashes, digestive upsets, behaviour problems in kids resulting in overactivity, lack of concentration and impulsiveness (hyperactivity).

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Q. Some foods are labelled 'No MSG'. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

14 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

How to convert sodium to salt (and salt to sodium)

How to convert sodium to salt (and salt to sodium)

Nutritionists suggest we cut back on salt but it's sodium you'll see listed on food labels and on any recommended daily intakes. So...

6 August 2010 by Catherine Saxelby

Food labels: fat-free or guilt-free?

Food labels: fat-free or guilt-free?

What do those brightly-coloured words that scream "fat-free" or "light" at you at the supermarket really mean? And what about "no...

28 November 2008 by Catherine Saxelby