Previous post was about Aspartame and how dangerous it is for your health. Today I would like to talk about other food additive that is extremely dangerous for your health. This additive is found in every fast food chain restaurants and food stores – MSG or Monosodium Glutamate. This is not the first time you hear about this brain cells excitatory and then killing compound. MSG adds a great flavor to your taste buds but takes away years of your life, just like smoking, drinking alcohol, consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Aspartame containing products. Many manufacturers are adding Monosodium Glutamate for a better taste of food. Your brain is being fooled by the excitatory effect of this chemical compound. For a very short period of time your brain speeds up and reacts sharply. People usually become addictive to the foods that have high concentration of MSG.
MSG and Your Brain
MSG has been found to be the cause of a great variety of human brain diseases – Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, high blood pressure, stroke and even brain cancer. This product has also been linked to be the cause of an allergic reaction in patients who have asthma. Research proved that large quantity of MSG has caused the death of brain cells. The cause of death of these brain cells was the free radical production during chemical process that is taking inside of the cell. When this research was published, public forced baby-food companies to discontinue mixing MSG with the products that they produce.
There have been many reports from individuals concerning how eating foods with MSG affect their health in a negative way. In 1995, the FDA reaffirmed the safety of monosodium glutamate and found no evidence that it causes long-term health problems. The FDA did admit that some people could have short-term reactions to MSG. The negative symptoms of eating foods with this additive might include: headaches, the feeling of swelling in the face, flushing and or sweating, rapid fluttering of heartbeats or heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness, burning or tingling around the mouth area, weakness, and fibromyalgia. Here is a guide to “The Connection Between Fibromyalgia & Monosodium Glutamate.” (affiliate link) Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain are complex conditions and difficult to diagnose. Severe or mild, let me show you how to eliminate the pain forever.
If you ate enough foods all day that contained MSG, it could build up in your body. This could lead to some of the symptoms mentioned above later at night including the heart palpitations. As people are now growing up eating more monosodium glutame containing foods, we could be getting more sensitive to it, which makes its reactions in our body worse when we eat it.
Processed Food Labeling – Read It Carefully
Every manufacturer hides MSG in their products by naming them differently. Please read the label carefully and look for the following names: hydrolyzed plant protein, yeast extract, sodium caseinate, malt extract, bouillon broth and protein concentrate. This chemical can also be found in the following products: milk products, soft drinks, candy, chewing gum, health drink powders, some medications and in binders for nutrients, supplements and both prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
Free and Bound Glutamate
Glutamate is a natural neurotransmitter in the brain. Its function is to control the nervous system and proper brain and organ function. When a person consumes food with high levels of MSG the brain cells and glutamate receptors get over stimulated. Many food producing companies state that monosodium glutamate exposed to the same metabolic process as glutamate from natural occurring food and therefore they claim it harmless to a human health. MSG glutamates are unbound and are able to quickly spike blood levels with glutamate.
High levels of glutamate will over stimulate brain neurons and as a result could be the cause of psychological and physical problems. Age, disease and stress level will be the factor of how sensitive the organism is to monosodium glutamate. There were reports of permanent brain damage with an overdose of this chemical compound. Glutamate receptors are found in the following parts of the body: brain, heart, lungs and the pancreas, where glutamate is a neurotransmitter.
Please read labels carefully before you purchase food product for a store. Remember – HEALTH IS THE MOST VALUABLE ASSET !!!