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January 2016 Issue

Negative Calories and MSG Safety

The popular notion that some foods are “negative” in calories is not true. While some foods are very low in calories, such as a radish with a mere 1 calorie or a medium celery stalk with 10 calories, your body receives calories from those foods—albeit few. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is used as a flavor enhancer in some commercially prepared foods and in some Asian cuisines. The FDA requires that MSG be listed on the label if it has been added to a packaged food.

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