Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a popular flavor enhancer that is frequently used in Chinese cuisine. However, current research indicates that it is also present in many of the foods we eat on a regular basis!
MSG and its negative effects appear to be difficult or impossible to avoid. Obesity, fibromyalgia, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome, neurological and brain damage, and high insulin and blood sugar levels have all been linked to this chemical taste enhancer.
This flavor enhancer is one among the most dangerous on the market, and it is found in crackers, meats, baby meals, canned soups, salad dressings, newborn formula, and school lunches for youngsters.
As a result, MSG does not merely season your meals like salt and pepper, but it improves the taste, which means that when added, it hides the actual characteristics of frozen dinners and processed meats, providing a nicer and fresher flavor with a better fragrance.
As a result, its effects are more than welcome for big box food businesses who are just concerned in making money, but it appears that MSG is threatening your health.
MSG, in particular, does not have a flavor in and of itself, but it fools the senses into believing that the meal tastes better and contains proteins.
Umami is a little-known fifth taste that distinguishes the savory flavor of glutamate in bacon and, in its synthetic version, MSG. As a result, its addictive characteristics stem from the fact that it tricks the brain into thinking it is consuming something as delicious as bacon.
Dr. Blaylock believes that numerous glutamate receptors have been identified in both the electrical conduction system of the heart and the heart muscle itself, which might explain the unexpected deaths of young sportsmen and should serve as a warning to all MSG eaters.
Dr. Baylock continues:
“When magnesium reserves are depleted, as we find in athletes, glutamate receptors become so sensitive that even modest doses of these excitotoxins can cause cardiac arrhythmias and death.”
Despite their belief that MSG is largely harmless, the FDA cites the following adverse effects of MSG:
- Accelerated heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing or chest pain
- Facial tightness or pressure
- Burning sensation
Furthermore, despite the fact that food producers are aware that customers would avoid MSG, they have not removed it from their goods, but have devised ways to disguise it in order to deceive you and prevent its detection.
The FDA required these food producers to include the ingredient “monosodium glutamate” on the labels of their goods, but even though free glutamic acid is the major component, they are not required to do so.
Apparently, there are over 40 listed substances that contain glutamic acid that you are unaware of.
These are some of the hidden names of MSG:
- Glutamate (E 620)
- Calcium Glutamate (E 623)
- Sodium Caseinate
- Yeast Nutrient
- Autolyzed Yeast
- Monoammonium Glutamate (E 624)
- Yeast Extract
- Soy Protein Isolate
- Textured Protein
- Monopotassium Glutamate (E 622)
- Natrium Glutamate
- Monosodium Glutamate (E 621)
- Anything hydrolyzed
- Magnesium Glutamate (E 625)
- Yeast Food
- Any hydrolyzed protein
- Calcium Caseinate
- Whey Protein Isolate
- Anything: protein
- Furthermore, the following ingredients include or produce processed free glutamic acid:
- Carrageenan (E 407)
- Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)
- Soy sauce
- Pectin (E 440)
- Anything enzyme modified
- Any flavors or flavoring
- Anything ultra-pasteurized
- Barley malt
- Bouillon and broth
- Malt extract
- Anything containing enzymes
- Soy sauce extract
- Anything protein fortified
As a result, in order to preserve your own and your family’s health, you should attempt to consume only organic foods and purchase organic vegetables at your local market, or, if feasible, produce your own in a small garden at home! Remember to keep some seeds for the next year!
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