6 Jun 2015

MSG in a nutshell - Part 1




History -
Was initially derived from seaweed in Japan. 
Is used as a taste enhancer.
Is sodium salt of Amino acid - Glutamic acid.

What does it do-
May lead to 

1) Frequent headaches & Brain problems (MSG leads to excess production of Dopamine in our brain causing Brain to be overworked and our tongue and our body addicted to the taste, wanting to come back again and again)

2) Bloating (Because its the sodium salt - More sodium in food = Bloating)

3) Hypertension (Heightened Hypertension)


4) Weight gain (So now you know why outside food makes you gain weight!!)
 (Image courtesy - https://www.flickr.com/photos/malias/86009411)


5) Liver Inflammation (because Liver tries to detoxify our body by removing the MSG)


6) General Weakness and Lethargy


(Image courtesy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dystonia)

7) Stomach upset 
(Image courtesy - http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-pain-relievers)


8) Interferes with vision (retinal cells)

9) Nervous disorders

10) Different types of allergies and or increased susceptibility to infections.


Why do you need to worry-

Beause MSG is present in almost every packaged food, ready to eat food, outside food, if not by the name MSG then by 40 other names.

What to do?

Opt for fresh homemade food. If not fresh even a food cooked at home before 6-7 hours is nutritionally better and less damaging for your body than Fresh Out side Food.
Homemade snacks (fried versions) are also a good option to keep as ready to eat snacks.

LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST MSG AND LEAD LEAD 
TO POOR IQ IN CHILDREN.. 
to be discussed in Part 2


List of different names under which MSG can be used

Hidden sources of MSG

http://blog.healthizens.in/2011/08/5-healthy-eating-tips-that-work.html


Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy, SHINE!

Nidhi Pandey
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