Following the Second World War food companies discovered monosodium glutamate (MSG), a food ingredient the Japanese had invented in 1908 to enhance food flavors.
Unfortunately, MSG is extremely toxic, especially to your nervous system.
The fast food industry could not exist without MSG and other artificial meat flavors to make their sauces and spice mixes. The sauces in processed foods are basically MSG, water, thickeners and some caramel coloring.
MSG tricks your tongue into thinking that it is getting something nutritious when it is getting nothing at all except some very toxic substances.
Almost all canned soups and stews contain MSG. Salad dressings, Worcestershire sauce, rice mixes, dehydrated soups, all of these as well as anything that has a meat-like taste has MSG in it.
Most processed vegetarian foods contain these flavorings. The list of ingredients in vegetarian hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, baloney, etc., often includes “hydrolyzed protein” (another name for MSG) and other “natural” flavorings. Almost all soy-based foods contain large amounts of MSG.
MSG Side Effects
In 1957 scientists found that mice became blind and obese when given MSG. In 1969, MSG was found to cause damage in specific regions of the brain. Subsequent studies confirmed this.
MSG is a substance that has a toxic effect on nerves and the nervous system that causes a wide range of reactions, from temporary headaches to permanent brain damage.
We are experiencing today a huge increase in Alzheimer’s, brain cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and diseases of the nervous system. One of the chief contributors are these flavorings in our food.
Ninety-five percent of processed foods contain MSG!
In the late 1950’s it was added to baby food. After some congressional hearings on this subject, the baby food manufacturers stated they had taken it out of the baby food, but they didn’t really remove it. They just called it by another name – “hydrolyzed protein”!
Natural Flavors and Spices
Anything that you buy that says “spices” or “natural flavors” contains MSG! The food industry avoids putting MSG on the label by putting MSG in spice mixes. Legally, if the mix is less than 50% MSG, manufacturers don’t have to put it on the label.
The phrase “No MSG” on food labels has virtually disappeared. That’s because MSG is in all the spice mixes.
This substance is so harmful to your body that you want to avoid all foods containing MSG!
To do this successfully you must take the time when shopping to read the ingredients labels on the foods you buy.
To help you to determine what foods actually contain MSG we have compiled a list of ingredients (in alphabetical order) that ALWAYS contain MSG.
Autolyzed plant protein
Glutamate Textured protein
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
(any protein that is hydrolyzed)
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
Yeast food nutrient
By eliminating as much MSG as possible from your diet, it will result in greatly improved health for you and your family, both now and in the future!
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