by Staff of CityHolistic.com
Not only does consuming MSG cause negative reactions immediately, it also has profound consequences on long-term health. After taking a look at these effects, you will be eager to cut out MSG from your kitchen and diet.
MSG, monosodium glutamate, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid and is used as a flavor enhancer in many foods. Soon after consumption, people who eat foods containing MSG will experience sweating, headaches, flushing, swelling, chest pain, nausea, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, drowsiness and weakness. An hour or so after eating a meal with MSG, people will often feel hungry again. Studies show that MSG stimulates appetite in humans causing them to eat more and more often.
Long-term, MSG consumption is linked to a large number of diseases. A study in China shows that ingested MSG contributes to obesity in humans. Other studies show that injecting MSG into mice led to the onset of Type 2 diabetes. MSG consumption is linked to a wide arrange of diseases:
- ADD and ADHD
- Type 2 diabetes
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Click here for over 20 other diseases associated with MSG http://msgtruth.org/states.htm
The trickiest part of cutting out MSG from your diet is knowing what exactly you’re cutting out. Since MSG can be hidden under many names, be careful when looking at ingredient labels. Other names to look out for:
- Gelatin – found in jello, marshmallows, canned meats, canned soups
- Calcium Caseinate – sandwich breads, gravy mixes, pancake mixes, cereals, protein powders
- Monosodium glutamate
- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
- Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
- Textured Protein
To help you avoid buying products with MSG don’t forget to download your own Fooducate App. so you easily find those hidden ingredients and make the best choices for your family. We wrote about Fooducate in a past eNewsletter issue here. What other food ingredients have you cut out of your diet?