MSG - Monosodium Glutamate
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG / E621)
MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, and many restaurant foods. MSG is known as an excitotoxin, a substance which overexcites cells to the point of damage or death. We feel it as that "thing" that stimulates and excites our taste buds and brain cells when we take a bite :-)
Studies show that regular consumption of MSG may result in adverse side effects which include depression, disorientation, eye damage, fatigue, headaches, and obesity. MSG effects the neurological pathways of the brain and disengaged the "I'm full" function which explains the effects of weight gain.
Michelle Schoffro Cook wrote that MSG is linked to hormonal imbalances, weight gain, brain damage, obesity, and headaches, and it's still found in a surprising amount of foods. Check out her list in order to avoid MSG.
This is from Dr. Russell Blaylock: Back to the "hidden" ingredients So how do food companies manage to hide excitotoxins and taste additives to their foods? It's easy: They just keep changing the words to confuse consumers. Once customers learned to avoid MSG / monosodium glutamate, the food companies started using yeast extract. MSG's- exitoxins that make your nerve endings stand on end & get all excited about what you are eating. It's like a drug & kills your brain cells. And now, two years after I started sounding the alarm on yeast extract, many companies have switched to "torula yeast," which accomplishes the same thing.
Here is an easy to use list of other names you may see for MSG (monosodium glutamate) in the ingredients label. Simply print and carry it with you on your next shopping trip!
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
• Calcium Caseinate • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) • Textured Protein • Monopotassium glutamate • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP) • Yeast Extract • Glutamate • Autolyzed Plant Protein • Yeast food or nutrient • Glutamic Acid • Sodium Caseinate • Autolyzed Yeast • Vegetable Protein Extract • Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor) • Gelatin
Found in: Chinese food (Chinese Restaurant Syndrome ) many snacks, chips, cookies, seasonings, most Campbell Soup products, frozen dinners, lunch meats