MSG – A Silent Killer?
Are You Eating This Silent Killer?
So what is this silent killer? It is called MSG. (Monosodium Glutamate). What is MSG anyway? MSG is known as a “flavor enhancer,” and it’s regularly used as an additive in Chinese Food, as well as thousands of other foods, processed foods, and restaurant foods. Some experts say that MSG is more dangerous than alcohol or even nicotine. MSG is even being used in schools, baby food and even infant formula.
What Foods Contain MSG? MSG is found regularly in meats, canned soups, crackers, salad dressings, frozen dinners and so many other foods. MSG does more than just season the food – it enhances the taste and smell of foods, whether it’s meat, salad, vegetables, or any food.
The food industry seems to love MSG because of what it does to the taste and smell of food, meanwhile this food additive could be ruining the health of so many people.
According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills,” he explains that MSG is an excitotoxin, (which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain damage to varying degrees) and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and more.
How You Can Avoid MSG in Your Food: It’s now required by the FDA that food manufacturers list the ingredient “monosodium glutamate” on food labels, but they don’t have to label ingredients that contain glutamic acid, even though it’s the main component of MSG.
Try to stick to good whole foods, (think foods without labels), and you can be sure to avoid this toxin. Avoid foods with “natural flavors” and ingredients you don’t know.
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