The dangers of MSG's are still being underestimated. MSG or mono sodium glutamate is often used in canned vegetables, soups, Chinese food, and processed meats as a flavor enhancer.
It has been the under much scrutiny lately as people are fearing the dangers of MSG’s and the health concerns related to the consumption of this flavor enhancer.
The FDA (Food And Drug Administration) considers MSG as a generally safe food ingredient. However, this still remains as controversial. Because it is still controversial, the FDA does require it to be listed on food labels.
I would like the know if the FDA employees feed their own kids MSG's. Probably not. They are being hidden under different labels (see below) or even the general description "spice mix", "natural".
This food additive has been used for decades. Over many years there have been reports of adverse reactions after consuming foods containing MSG. They have labeled these reactions as “MSG symptom complex”. Some of the adverse reactions that have been reported are:
* While every food or additive that is poisonous for our body keeps our livers busy from working on fat MSG's also cause severe cravings.
As many other Holistic Nutritionist Consultants I believe that this disease is purely caused by additives including but not limited to MSG's.
80% of processed foods contain MSG’s. After consuming these processed foods, it will set off a variety of these adverse reactions. Depending on your body’s ability to tolerate MSG, is a determining factor on how hard and fast the symptoms will hit you. MSG laced foods can be devastating to our organs. It can make people feel lousy for a short while, but can potentially make you very sick. The only way to avoid this is to eat unprocessed, whole foods. MSG And Food Labels Looking at the labeling on the foods you buy may not be telling the whole truth. You may see “contains no MSG” or “no added MSG” or “MSG-free”.
That loophole allows these processed food to be marked this way and can still contain glutamate, which is the main chemical in MSG. These phrases that are frequently seen on the labels is no guarantee that the food you are buying is glutamate free. Even some of the organic foods we buy can be hiding nasty stuff. Most of the time, if we look very closely at the labels we can see glutamate there. Some of the common disguises companies use to add MSG’S to their products are:
Some of the insipid terms that manufacturers use are natural flavor and spice which can indicate MSG is present. Almost all of the processed food made especially for children contain high levels of MSG. These include pasta mixes and prepared pastas, chicken noodle and alphabet soup, those microwavable cups and the dinners that are packaged and marketed for children. A meal of MSG containing food can raise the blood level of excitotoxin (a chemical that over stimulates the brain and causes an excess production of dopamine) to a blood level value that in primates is shown to destroy brain cells. Children's brains are four times more sensitive to damage by these excitotoxins than the brain of adults.
Researchers noted: "Aspartame (ASP) and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) are ubiquitous food additives with a common moiety: both contain acidic amino acids which can act as neurotransmitters, interacting with NMDA receptors concentrated in areas of the Central Nervous System regulating energy expenditure and conservation."
One of the favorite foods of Americans is Ramen. No wonder. MSG's trap you into addiction and cravings. What exactly makes people worldwide crave those soggy noodles so much?
Regular readers of my blog already know my opinion on Aspartame (an artificial sweetener that is totally legal in the US but banned for human consumption in most parts of Europe) and many other ingredients that are scientifically proven to be unhealthy and dangerous.
Why does the FDA not step in? Maybe the FDA is just too busy with criminalizing organic farmers and those devilish people who want to sell us one of the healthiest foods: organic raw milk?
How about GMO? GMO labeling? ...I will not even go there...
I’m not sure about you, but this is enough to make me start choosing my foods more wisely, taking the time to read the labels carefully. Don’t be fooled by the labeling that claims to have no MSG’s. This silent and widespread killer has been called “worse than nicotine, alcohol, and many other drugs” Unfortunately, the danger of MSG may be hiding in your kitchen cabinets at this moment.