MSG | Heart Diseases and Cancer
What is worst than alcohol, nicotine and drugs? Can be found on your kitchen shelves and sold in school canteens, supermarkets etc? It is MSG (MonoSodium Glutamate) a flavoring ingredient for foods. But they are only used in Chinese food right? Wrong! MSG can be found in most common foods as it boosts the marketability of food products (like salt and sugar) and is a cheap food flavoring agent.
MSG can be found in soups, biscuits, meats and even infant milk formulas, in fact, most processed foods and in junk foods. You won’t find MSG on food product labels but the following ingredients could indicate the presence of MonoSodium Glutamate:
- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
- Yeast Extract
- Malted Barley
- Rice Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup
- broth, casein, autolyzed, etc, making MSG very difficult for even the most sophisticated health conscious shoppers to detect simply by reading the food label.
- if the food tastes good, chances are it may have MSG in it.
MSG is said to be linked to obesity, the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, cancer etc. At the very least, it can give you a heartburn – so called because of a burning sensation near your breastbone caused by gastric juices over-reacting because of MSG.
Studies showed that 40% of the population reacted adversely to high levels of MSG.
Aspartame has similiar compounds as MonoSodium Glutamate.
Our article was featured in CNN.com website on 3 October 2007.
Watch this three-part YouTube video by Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon, who says that MonoSodium Glutamate is a dangerous excitotoxin that can make you fat triggering the Big 2 Diseases – Cancer and Heart Disease. According to Dr Blaylock, MSG overexcites your cells to the point of damage, acting like a poison and causing free radical damage.