MSG stands for Monosoudium Glutamate. MSG is used as a flavor booster especially for fast foods, frozen foods and processed foods. MSG can cause diabetes, numbness, flushing, adrenal gland malfunction, seizures, high blood pressure, excessive weight gain, stroke, profuse sweating and a sense of swelling, and other health problems such as swelling of the mucus membranes in the gastrointestinal tract.
Question the label because there are many hiding places for MSG
The FDA allows manufacturers to label foods as “free of added MSG”, because with hydrolyzed vegetable protein, disodium guanylate, sodium caseinate, yeast extract, textured soy protein, and disodium isoinate, the MSG is naturally occurring.
According to Russell Blaylock, author of the book “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills,” MSG and other flavor-enhancing additives have a chemical effect on the consumer’s brain cells. MedLine Plus suggests these flavor-boosting food additives are “chemically similar to one of the brain’s most important neurotransmitters, glutamate.”