Warning: MSG in food shown to threaten liver health

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msg-found-to-threaten-liver-health(NaturalHealth365)  MSG, short for monosodium glutamate, is a food additive that enhances flavor.  Most people, still, don’t give this ingredient much thought …  but, at what cost to our health?

For example, recent research clearly shows that MSG can be quite dangerous to liver health, contributing to both obesity and liver dysfunction.  While many people only associate MSG with Asian restaurant food, monosodium glutamate is used in various processed foods.  Snack chips, soups, spices, and some main courses can contain it.  Check the labels of any processed foods you buy, and you might be surprised at how many contain this toxic additive.

MSG promotes binge eating plus many other unwanted outcomes

To state the obvious, MSG gives food a flavor boost that is quite stimulating to the taste buds.  Because of this, foods with MSG in them are the ones that are easiest to binge on and even get addicted to.  This reaction is by design and enriches the corporations that sell this garbage to the uninformed public.

Think about it:  The snack chip section – in most grocery stores – is one of the largest, most well-trafficked areas.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – often described by conscious consumers as the “Food and DEATH” Administration for its callous disregard for public safety – has called MSG “generally safe” as a food additive for years, despite countless reports of MSG side effects.  (No surprise here.)

Symptoms of a reaction to MSG include headaches, flushed skin, sweating, numbness, facial pressure, nausea, chest pain, heart palpitations, and weakness.  While often fairly mild and self-resolving, these symptoms can be more severe in food-sensitive individuals.

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Monosodium glutamate is comprised of a sodium salt of glutamic acid.  This highly abundant amino acid occurs naturally in the diet from foods containing protein like meat, dairy, and some vegetables.  But don’t let the commercial food industry fool you into believing this stuff is ‘natural.’

The Glutamate Association has called MSG “safe” to use as a food enhancer for the past 100 years.  Still, when you dig a little deeper, the scientific evidence tells a very different story about the harm this substance can inflict on uninformed food consumers.

MSG is linked to chronic inflammation, obesity, and fatty liver disease

Japanese researchers published a study in 2008 – in the Journal of Autoimmunity – that illustrated a connection between MSG and liver inflammation.  In the study, MSG was found to induce obesity as well as diabetes due to fat accumulation and liver inflammation.

More recently, some of these Japanese researchers partnered with U.S. and Italian scientists to publish an article in the Journal of Medicinal Food.  MSG was named a critical factor in obesity, even in subjects eating a calorie-restricted diet.

The list of warnings goes on and on.  If you want to learn more about this dangerous substance plus many other “excitotoxins,” check out the work of Dr. Russell Blaylock or Dr. Betty Martini, of blessed memory, for her unforgettable contributions to help humanity.

Our message is clear:  The FDA should reconsider its current assessment of MSG as “safe.” (it’s not).  In addition, we ought to avoid foods containing monosodium glutamate in favor of natural choices free of toxic additives.

Always remember: eating heavily processed foods will increase our disease risk.

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