This dangerous chemical is not only in Chinese food and soy sauce.. You may be surprised to find out that it is hidden in many of the packaged foods we eat!

Everything from soup to crackers, even meat can contain MSG because it makes food taste good, even if that food is cheap or disgusting. Your brain will think it’s the best! Yuck.

MSG has been used as a food additive for decades. Some people can react with the following symptoms, and not even realize they are consuming this horrible chemical:

  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Sweating
  • Facial pressure or tightness
  • Numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck and other areas
  • Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations)
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Weakness

Side effects from MSG can begin anytime between 15 and 30 minutes after consumption and generally disappear after about 2 hours. There have been a few cases of people stricken with asthma attacks that were directly related to the consumption of MSG and symptoms occurred within 12 hours.

What’s even worse? Mother’s these days have it hard.

Did you know that even some brands of baby food and infant formula contain this poison? It’s true and to top it off, infants and children can be as much as four times more sensitive to this toxic chemical.

Want to avoid this nasty substance?

The following is a list of the most common ingredients that always contain MSG:

  • Hydrolyzed protein
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Textured protein
  • Yeast extract
  • Gelatin
  • Yeast nutrient
  • Glutamic acid
  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • Corn starch
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Anything listed as “enzyme modified”
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Barley malt
  • Yeast foods
  • Flavoring, seasoning, or flavor
  • Enzymes
  • Soy sauce
  • Powdered milk
  • Stock or broth
  • Protease
  • Powdered milk
  • Carrageenan
  • Kombu extract
  • Pectin
  • Malt extract
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Maltodextrin
  • Soy protein
  • Soy protein isolate
  • Anything listed as ultra-pasteurized
  • Anything listed as protein fortified

 

What can I do to protect myself and my family?

Of course, other than reading labels, the best way to avoid MSG is to avoid all processed foods.

Also, eat a clean, whole food diet that includes plenty of vitamin C rich foods and fresh ginger. Vitamin C and ginger have been proven to have powerful, protective effects against MSG.