Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate or MSG, is a common food additive that has been used as both a flavor enhancer and preservative. MSG is an excitotoxin, which basically ‘excites’ neurons to death. Excitotoxins cause neurons to fire their impulses rapidly until they die of exhaustion, which is how neuroscientists came to name these substances. Unfortunately this additive has permeated our food chain, and has become a huge factor in our ever-progressing health degradation.
Side Effects Include:
Asthma, obesity, cancer, brain, eye and heart damage, hypertension, depression, fertility issues and headaches (migraines).
It is important for your health to avoid consuming MSG. It can be hidden in products by using less scary sounding names, so you MUST read labels. Please print out this guide and use it as a reference for when you go shopping.
MSG Shopping Guide
|ALWAYS contain MSG|
|Monosodium Glutamate||Calcium Caseinate||Textured Protein|
|Monopotassium Glutamate||Sodium Caseinate||Yeast Nutrient|
|Yeast Extract||Yeast Food||Autolyzed Yeast|
|Hydrolyzed Protein||Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten||Natrium Glutamate|
|Often contain MSG|
|Natural Flavoring||Citric Acid||Soy Protien Isolate|
|Bouillon and Broth||Ultra-pasteurized||Soy Sauce|
|Stock||Barley Malt||Soy Protein|
|Whey Protein Concentrate||Pectin||Protein Fortified|
|Whey Protein Isolate||Enzyme Modified||Seasonings|
|Flavors & Flavorings||Malt Extract||Disodium Guanylate|