MSG – or Monosodium Glutamate, the ubiquitous food additive that is use in anything form milk powders & baby food, to ‘healthy’ cereals,beverages and energy drinks.
Soy sauce, instant noodles and most packaged or bottled foods, sauces and snacks all do often contain MSG.
Wherever the word ‘flavoring’ or ‘flavor enhancer’ is used, there is a very high chance that it is MSG.
And because people are getting more knowledgeable about reading labels, manufacturers( supported by the major health institutions we trust) use number codes like E-621 , 421, etc., to confuse everyone even further.
Check out the Food Additives Code Breaker here http://nac.allergyforum.com/additives/flavor620-637.htm
I visited the local supermarket the other day where there’s a cooked food section selling anything from stir-fried vegetables to fried chicken, fish and noodles. I asked the manager in charge if there was any MSG in any of the food, and she assured me that there was none. “If there was we would show it on the label —and as you can see, there is no MSG listed” , she replied.
Looking at the label, there was this whole series of ‘E’ numbers, amongst which was E621.
“What about this then?” I asked.
“Well, I am not sure what those are…you need to check with our company”—she reiterated.
It’s obvious that the people preparing these foods are not even aware of what they are putting into them. And thanks to the authorities for creating this ludicrous numbering system, probably with the intent of standardizing food additives globally, have created a whole load of confused people all around the world.
MSG – is Slowly Poisoning The World and Making You FAT
MSG Is Also In Your Favorite Coffee Shops And Drive-Ups
Could there be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic?
New research at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, has presented some curious discoveries.
In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so the scientists have to create them. They make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with MSG when they are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates; causing rats (and humans?) to become obese. They even have a title for the fat rodents they create: “MSG-Treated Rats”.
I was shocked too. I went to my kitchen, checking the cupboards and the fridge.
And according to spofamerica.com,
The Cambells soups, the HostesDoritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, TopRamen, Betty Cocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, Kraft salad dressings, the big hamburger joints like BergerKing, MacDonalds, Wendys, & TacoBel, and also especially the ‘healthy low fat’ food products.- and the list goes on.
Apparently, KentuckyFriedChicken seemed to be the WORST offender: MSG was in EVERY chicken dish, salad dressing and gravy.
The items that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had something called ”Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein”, which is also just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.
It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. They hide MSG under many different names in order to fool those who carefully read the ingredient list, so they don’t catch on. (Other names for MSG: ‘Accent’ – ‘Aginomoto’ – ‘Natural Meet Tenderizer’, etc) But it didn’t stop there.
When I went out to eat, I usually ask at the restaurants what menu items had MSG.
Many employees, even the managers, swore they didn’t use MSG. But when I ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were everywhere!
Why is MSG Added To Our Food
So, why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat?
Is it a preservative or a vitamin??
MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body –according to http://www.spofamerica.com
Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG at: http://www.msgfactscom/facts/msgfact12.html explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people EAT MORE OF THEIR PRODUCTS. And if you cannot find this page then it has probably been banned for obvious reasons.
A study of the elderly showed that they eat more of the foods it is added to.
The Glutamate Association lobby group says eating more benefits the elderly, but what does it do to the rest of us? ‘Betcha can’t eat just one’, takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned! And we wonder why people are getting fat?
The MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn’t added.
The situation has become so bad that some people are of the opinion that you simply cannot cook without MSG!
MSG Causes Obesity – Scientific Fact
Make no mistake about it.
Since its introduction into our food supply more than fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks and fast foods we are tempted to eat everyday. The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food. They claim it’s safe to eat in any amount.
How can they claim it safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these? :-
• ‘ The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity’. GobattoCA, Mello MA, Souza CT, Ribeiro IA.Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.
• ‘Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats’. Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro Brain Res Bull. 2002 Aug.
• ‘Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: an animal model of multiple risk factors’. Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K, IchikawaK, Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar.
• ‘Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in suckling period and subsequent development of obesity’. Tanaka K, Shimada M, Nakao K, Kusunoki Exp Neurol. 1978 Oct.
Yes, that last study was not a typo, it was written in 1978. Both the “medical research community” and “food manufacturers” have known about MSG’s side effects for decades! Many more studies mentioned in John Erb’s book,The Slow poisoning of America, link MSG to Diabetes, Migraines and headaches, Autism, ADHD and even Alzheimer’s.
But what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see?
What can I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us??
We have to wonder why the FDA doesn’t necessarily think the same way. It’s been acknowledged for years that some people have reactions after eating food that contains MSG which is processed free glutamic acid.
Things to watch out for
So here’s a list of ingredients you need to watch out for in order to avoid MSG.
These are the ingredients that ALWAYS contain processed free glutamic acid:Monopotassium Glutamate
Hydrolyzed Protein of any type
Soy Protein Concentrate
Soy Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Isolate
And here’s a second list of ingredients that can contain or produce processed free glutamic acid:
And lastly, if these ingredients are present adding flavor to a food product, MSG is in there:
MSG AntidoteThe most effective way to prevent yourself from getting poisoned by MSG is of course to read the labels carefully and AVOID MSG at all cost. But if that is proving to be too difficult, especially for kids who are so used to their daily treats, then, the ONLY option available is an optimal dose of Vitamin C or any other anti-oxidant supplement. In fact, a daily dose of anti-oxidants is your safest bet as more and more ruthless manufacturers are getting smarter at disguising poison to make a killing!
If you’re avoiding MSG, remember you need to look further than monosodium glutamate to ensure you aren’t consuming it. While it’s easy to identify MSG, stay alert to the fact that companies are not required to label the other ingredients that trigger reactions to processed free glutamic acid.
If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for us, and you don’t believe anything in this article, go see for yourself. Go to the National Library of Medicine, at http://www.pubmed.com. Type in the words “MSG Obese” and read a few of the 115 medical studies that appear.
We the public, do not want to be rats in one giant experiment and we do not approve of food that makes us into a world of fat & ugly, lethargic, addicted sheep, feeding the food industry’s bottom line, while waiting for the heart transplant, diabetic induced amputation, blindness or other obesity induced, life threatening disorders.
With your help we can put an end to this poison. Do your part in sharing this message or by word of mouth, or e-mail to all your friends all over the world and stop this ‘Slow Poisoning of Mankind’ by the packaged food industry.
Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, get the word out.
Save the human race and enjoy safe healthy food.MSG Explained,