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Did you know this about MSG? September 10, 2013

Filed under: Food,research — novahealthnaturopathic @ 2:24 pm


We have all heard of MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) and usually relate it to Chinese food but did you know it exits in many other common packed foods? (One more reason to say no to processed foods!) It’s main use is to enhance flavour and trick the brain into thinking you are still hungry when you are full as well as creating an addiction for the food. Possibly why we crave chips, cookies and Kraft dinner when they actually don’t taste that great or satisfy us. Contributing factor to obesity and heart disease amongst other things? Highly likely!

msg-ratIf you still buy packaged foods then be aware that MSG can be hidden in foods under the following names so label check EVERYTHING!
Sodium caseinate
Yeast extract
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Textured whey protein
Textured vegetable protein
Tydrolyzed yeast extract
Textured soy protein
Autolyzed yeast extract,
Autolyzed vegetable protein
Calcium caseinate.

The toxin can also be labeled as “natural flavor” or “spice. eat-real-food

MSG may exhibit an allergic-type reaction or hypersensitivity. For those people, the effects of consuming food containing MSG may include: a burning sensation, facial pressure, headache, nausea and chest pains appearing about 20 minutes after consumption and disappearing about two hours later.



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