MSG is monosodium glutamate which is used as a flavour enhancer in many prepared foods. Quite high levels are found in chinese foods. It is quite safe for most people but a very small number of people react to eating foods containing tMSG by getting headache, tummyache or chest pain.It is highly unlikely that your little toddler has eateany food containing MSG although it is present in flavoured chips and many instant soups and noodle flavourigs.Some food stores such as Woolworths have stopped using MSG completely in their prepared foods.Other food additives especialy certain colours in foods such as red, yellow and orange colourants are thought to cause some children to be rather active. It is best to prepare all the food for your little girl yourself and keep her off sweets and chips and any foods that may contain colourants and food additives.
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