What is MSG? MSG is called Monosodium Glutamate.
Unfortunately, this neurotoxin or excitotoxin can be found in foods at your local restaurants, super markets, and even at your health food stores.
Monosodium Glutamate has made its way into everything from baby food to your favorite shampoo. Fortunately, many people have now become aware of this toxin.
You will need to learn about the health problems associated with MSG and the many different names for MSG or Monosodium Glutamate - because there are many!
In 1908, a Japanese scientist named Kikunae Ikeda discovered Monosodium Glutamate and its relationship to making foods taste great.
Shortly after this discovery the world-wide use of MSG began to explode.
It was first sold under the name Ajinomoto and was used as a "flavor enhancer". I still remember the jingle for that commercial and of course we had a bottle in our kitchen.
It is still used as a "flavor enhancer" to this day and under various names........such as Accent!
The biggest problem is that it's being used right under our noses and in most of our favorite foods, shampoos, and supplements.
These Always Contain MSG...
Hydrolyzed corn gluten
These Often Contain MSG or Create MSG during Processing...
Natural pork flavoring
Bouillon and Commercial broths
Natural beef flavoring
Whey protein concentrate
Whey protein isolate
Flavor(s) & Flavoring(s)
Natural chicken flavoring
Soy protein isolate
Soy sauce extract
Commercial soy sauce
Soy protein concentrate
Anything protein fortified
Seasonings (the word "seasonings")
A neurotoxin is a substance that causes damage to your central nervous system.
MSG crosses the blood-brain barrier and can excite your nerve cells to death.
This may cause more damage to the young....whose blood-brain barrier is not fully developed.
The elderly are also at great risk, because they have a weakened blood-brain barrier and are less able to keep excessive amounts from getting into their brains.
If you're pregnant, it may even affect your unborn baby.
Fermented Foods with High Amounts
People who are extremely sensitive to MSG may need to refrain from all fermented foods as this process may create some MSG.
For the vast majority of people, fermented foods will not be a problem. In fact, many fermented foods come with a lot of health benefits such as probiotics.
Commercially prepared foods and the manufactured version of MSG will probably cause much more adverse reactions.
I guess you will have to weigh the benefits of fermented foods against your sensitivity to MSG.
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