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What is Monosodium Glutamate?

  

Monosodium glutamate (aka MSG) is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, canned soups, stock or broth, seasonings/flavorings, and processed meats.  Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified MSG as a food ingredient that is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS), the use of MSG remains a controversy.   198 more words

Monosodium Glutamate

What is MSG?


Everyone’s heard of the term ‘MSG’, but most of us don’t have a good understanding of what it is or why there’s controversy associated with it. 728 more words

Healthy Eating

Is MSG Bad for Your Health?

A topic covered in a previous post.

“I see people all the time who are absolutely convinced that their allergic reactions are caused by MSG—it causes this, it causes that,” says allergist and immunologist Katharine Woessner of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group, who conducted a study on MSG’s effects.

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Lifestyle

Does Nutritional Yeast Contain MSG? And Should We Care?

If you’ve been following the MSG contoversy, the stuff is everywhere. According to some sources, MSG is pretty much the cause of all of our modern ills ( 661 more words

Health

Debunking the myths surrounding the consumption of MSG

YouTube channel Reactions recently debunked the myths surrounding the consumption of MSG. Specifically, the episode deals with the fact that, despite what many people believe, consuming  80 more words

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MSG. The Recipe for Obesity (Monosodium Glutamate)

MSG. The Recipe for Obesity
Why?
Simply because MSG destroy the cells that regulates our appetite. When MSG enter our body it just not destroy our hunger regulatory cells but also slows down our metabolism and physical activities. 207 more words

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MSG Isn't a Health Hazard

MSG gets a bad rap as possibly the worst food additive, said to cause symptoms like headaches and numbness—or, worse, silently kill you.  This infographic (png) 18 more words

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