MSG is a common food additive which is used in a wide variety of processed foods at restaurants and the supermarket. MSG is dangerous because it is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites your cells to such an extent that they become damaged.
The substance is often hidden in foods under names, including but not limited to: broth, casein, hydrolyzed and autolyzed. As dangerous as the substance is, it can even be found in the infant formulas.
Although you may realize that MSG is harmful, you may not know that scientists have also linked MSG to obesity; this fact was known all the way back in the 1960’s. It causes your body to produce visceral fat, a dangerous fat that surrounds organs and increases the chance of insomnia, stroke, heart attack and type 2 diabetes.
The best way to avoid this poison, and many other poisons, is to reduce exposure to processed foods. If you do find yourself eating processed foods, then it would be wise to stay away from the following ingredients:
- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
- Yeast Extract
- Malted Barley
- Rice Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup
It is wise to stay away from any type of common artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame and Sucralose. On the other hand, Stevia is an safe, natural, plant based sweetener, which allows you to stay away from sugar and toxic artificial sweeteners.