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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    Also - just to be VERY CLEAR, I am not sure why are have taken such a defensive stance. I would NEVER suggest someone not to be happy for wins for their health, I have certainly not done that here, I’m concerned that you have concocted that somewhere and posted it here as though that is what I was doing. That’s a wild and very sad jump to make. Absolutely everyone who has wins for their health should be extremely proud of themselves. If that means drinking la croix then fantastic! It remains shocking a program such as whole 30 would recommend products with it for the purpose of trying to heal the gut. Hopefully you can understand the difference of the program recommending products with it vs. being down on someone for drinking a product or using a product with natural flavors.
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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    Thank you, I’m very well aware of the FDA rules but hopefully others can find this helpful! This way people can make the best decisions for their health. Natural flavors are hidden bombshells. Especially for those truly trying to heal their bodies. Even for a “treat” can send certain people in a tailspin with their health. We all know MSG hides behind all sorts of names in numerous different ways. That said, my suggestion would be to focus on the regulation (or lack thereof) of what natural flavoring is and what MSG is vs the regulation of the term MSG from the FDA. Like I mentioned above, of course it’s better than nothing. But to encourage products with natural flavors (unlisted ingredients) is nothing short of shocking - TO ME. If anything that should be up to the individual. It was a huge bummer to see the program recommending products that contain these hidden unnamed ingredients. Anyone watching their food intake so seriously (seriously enough to be complying with the strict guidelines of whole 30) should also avoid natural flavors. You just literally have no idea what it is. You don’t need to defend the use of natural flavors or the program to me, I just hope you can begin to learn for yourself and others out there can learn for themselves also.
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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    Wow - I have so many spelling errors - my bad.
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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    I’m so sorry - you’re simply not correct. In part you are. The FDA states that it must be labeled if it is added as a single ingredient under as a flavor enhancer. In other words, if MSG is a component of something else then it is not required to be listed. In other words “processed free” MSG is almost always labeled at “natural flavors”. Now, not always do “natural flavors” contain MSG - however, MSG absolutely is hidden and not considered an ingredient. Again, no one truly knows what is called snide red “natural flavor” unless you are the maker. You can certainly ask some manufactures what it is, but, you’re likely to hear that it is proprietary. Worth a shot still!
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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    You’re right - it would exclude a lot of products. I agree it’s better than nothing.
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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    Also - to add, I will not consciously consume a product that contains “natural flavors” so an experiment such as your suggestion won’t work, maybe someone else can try that!
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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    Yes of course I do Whole30 without the natural flavors. And I’m very sure many people have success with still eating them. A lot of people also have success with other things that aren’t great for the body. On the flip side, it could be the potential for many downfalls too. Regardless, natural flavors shouldn’t be considered “ok”, they can very well include things like MSG. MSG is specifically stated to be avoided......natural flavors is simply not regulated, none of us actually know what it is for that particular product.
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    Natural Flavors added to food?

    This is an old post, but I was trying to get a full grasp on how I’m the world the Whole30 program allows companies with “natural flavors” do he Whole30 approved and this thread was the very tippy top of my google search. **anyone trying to get healthy and clean up their gut should NEVER, I repeat NEVER, use a product that contains “natural flavorings”. It simply is not regulated and you truly don’t know what it is.** My disappointment and trust of the Whole30 program has gone down the drain with this. Also I read a response stating that it’s such a small amount that it’s ok, well, the reality is: when trying to heal your gut, even a small amount can cause massive problems. In addition, you actually don’t know how much of this “natural flavoring” is in the product you’re consuming.