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originally posted by: abago71
a reply to: intrptr
I was put on a low sodium diet 5 years ago. 1000 mg per day.
The first few weeks everything tasted different.
Now, most of the processed food and some restaurant food tastes way too salty for me.
At times I miss it when I eat. Popcorn mostly.
originally posted by: skunkape23
USRDA is complete bull-shart in my opinion.
If it looks good, eat it.
Cut back on the grains and sugars if your ass is getting fat.
Read the ingredients list. Learn to identify terms that mean added sugars, including sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, honey, invert sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, evaporated cane juice, high fructose corn syrup, malt, molasses, and turbinado sugar, to name a few.
How do General Mills and other Big Food companies navigate such issues? Bill Bonvie, writing for Food Identity Theft, notes that corn refiners are:
“simply eliminating the high fructose corn syrup designation for the laboratory sweetener that’s nine-tenths fructose and calling it what it really is: fructose. And that’s how a processed-food product like Vanilla Chex that contains “fructose”, a substance that, according to the corn refiners, used to be called HFCS-90, can now declare itself to be high fructose corn syrup-free.” k
Only if there is no (zero) free glutamic acid in an end product can one legitimately claim that there is no MSG. The burden of proof for a claim about the absence of MSG must lie with those making the claim.