…[MSG] is linked to a host of health issues, including fibromyalgia, obesity, fatty liver, high insulin and blood sugar, high cholesterol, liver toxicity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, disturbance to the gut-brain connection, neurological and brain damage…
…In the 1970′s, researchers found that pharmaceutical MSG would kill brain cells in a laboratory. Shortly thereafter, they realized that commercially available MSG would have the same effect…
…But how does this work? Concentrated free glutamic acid or MSG act as nerve stimulants and will change how the taste buds taste food. A yucky or even a really bad tasting food will taste fantastic when high levels of glutamic acid are introduced as a flavor enhancer.
…The truth is that protein-hydrolysis-based glutamates or MSG are found in just about every highly processed food. Even vegetable proteins are hydrolyzed to make veggies burgers and many other frozen or pre-prepared vegan and “health foods.”
…The FDA does not require manufacturers to label these foods MSG unless the “added ingredient” is 99% pure MSG…
…When purchasing processed health foods, look for these common ingredients loaded with MSG that do not require an MSG listing on the label:
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Textured Vegetable Protein
…As Jack Lalanne advised, ‘Don’t eat anything with a wrapper! And if you can’t do that, try to avoid processed foods with more than five whole-food ingredients’.
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