You've surely heard of monosodium glutamate (MSG). It's a manufactured, flavorful additive that is, unfortunately, used in many foods. And those manufacturers are tricky when it comes to admitting that their products do, in fact, contain MSG.
According to www.Truthinlabeling.org, "If MSG is processed into a product instead of being poured into a product, they declare that there is 'no MSG added' or 'no added MSG,' in the product, even though they know the product contains MSG. The glutamate industry is adamantly opposed to letting consumers know where MSG is hidden. Why? Because the glutamate industry is fully aware that MSG is a toxic substance and causes adverse reactions, brain lesions, endocrine disorders, and other negative health problems."
Woah. Let that sink in for a minute. MSG has been connected to the following conditions: headaches, asthma, skin irritations, allergies, gastrointestinal disturbances, obesity, adrenal gland malfunction, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, seizures, hypothyroidism, and heart complications.
Now try this fact on for size: Since the introduction of MSG, the incidence of Type II Diabetes has doubled; childhood obesity has also increased.
I think it's about time for us to stay away from MSG...don't you?
(Picture Credit: MS Reversed)