So much has been stated on MSG. the Imsyser team would like to share some findings and then tips to negate any of theis excess out of the body. What is MSG?
MSG (monosodium glutamate) the silent killer that’s hidden in most foods that is slowly destroying millions of people’s health. It’s worse for you than alcohol, nicotine and most drugs. It’s widespread use has now become a disguised form under many different names.
MSG is one of the most harmful additives on the market and is used in frozen dinners, crackers, canned soups, processed meats, barbeque sauce, salad dressings, and much more. It’s found in your local supermarket and restaurants, in your child’s school cafeteria and even in baby food and infant formula!!!
Why is MSG so harmful? It’s an excitotoxin — substances, usually containing amino acids that react with specialized receptors (neurons) in the brain in such a way as to lead to the destruction of certain types of brain cells. Humans lack a blood-brain barrier in the hypothalamus, which allows these excitotoxins to enter the brain and cause damage.
MSG enters the brain past the blood-brain barrier and triggers neurons to open their calcium channel. The glutamate causes the cell to remain stuck in the open position then calcium floods into the cell in large amounts. This triggers the cell to react in emergency mode and starts its special pump that will start pumping out the excess calcium using up large amounts of energy (ATP). The cell then swells up with excess calcium and eventually the cell is depleted of energy and dies within a few hours.
MSG creates a lesion in the hypothalamus that correlates with abnormal development, including obesity, short stature and sexual reproduction problems. MSG has also been shown to kill brain cells as well as to cause nausea, vomiting, migraine headaches, depression, and heart problems. You just cannot afford not to pay attention to labels if this is the result!!!
A list of hidden MSG derivatives listed on ingredient labels that should be avoided.
- Natural Flavours/Flavouring
- Corn oil
- Glutamic Acid Yeast Extract
- Soy Protein
- Soy Isolate
- Carrageenan (often in almond and other nut milks)
- Natural Beef Or Chicken Flavoring
- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
- TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)
- Glutamate Textured Protein
- Gelatin Yeast Nutrient
- Autolyzed Yeast
- Citric Acid
Food companies have learned that MSG increased the flavour and aroma and enhance acceptability of commercial food products. You will likely see that MSG is in almost everything processed: soups, chips, ramen noodles, gravy, sauces, salad dressings, corn oil, broth and so many other items.
So, if you want to avoid MSG, learn to read ingredient labels and better yet, eat foods that are whole foods – foods from nature that are unprocessed. Your health and your family’s are worth the extra effort!