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What is the MSG? Why it is so dangerous?

Did you ever wonder why do not you stop yourself when you start eating pringles?

When you take a look its ingredients, you will see that it contains monosodium glutamate.

What is the MSG?  Why it is so dangerous?

It is a flavor enhancer that’s known widely as an addition to Chinese food, but that’s actually added to thousands of the foods you and your family regularly eat such as garlic & onion powders, crackers, salad dressings, sauces, frozen foods and much more, especially if you are like fast food and eat the majority of your food as processed foods or in restaurants such as KFC.

Actually MSG has very little taste at all, yet when you eat MSG, you think the food you’re eating has more protein and tastes better. It does this by tricking your tongue, using a little-known fifth basic taste: umami.

Umami is the taste of glutamate, which is a savory flavor found in many Japanese and Chinese foods,meat and also in the toxic food additive MSG. It is because of umami that foods with MSG taste heartier, more robust and generally better to a lot of people than foods without it.

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Tips for Keeping MSG Out

You can find the list which contains the MSG below;

Autolyzed Yeast

Calcium Caseinate



Glutamic Acid

Hydrolyzed Protein

Monopotassium Glutamate

Monosodium Glutamate

Sodium Caseinate

Textured Protein

Yeast Extract

Yeast Food

Yeast Nutrient

Making a decision to avoid MSG as much as possible is a wise choice for everyone. Admittedly, it does take a bit more planning and time in the kitchen to prepare food at home, using fresh, locally grown ingredients.

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