Where Does MSG Hide?

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Does “NO MSG” really mean MSG-free? A product may be labelled no MSG, but it could in fact contain MSG! Unfortunately, MSG (monosodium glutamate) hides under many different names: autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, gelatin, glutamate, glutamic acid, hydrolyzed protein, monopatassium glutamate, monosodium glutamate, sodium caseinate, textured protein, yeast extract and yeast nutrient. It is important to read your labels, especially if you are purchasing soups, broth, crackers, snack foods, veggie burgers, Chinese food, baby food and even infant formula. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills”, explains that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it literally excites your neurons to death. When enough of your cells are killed or disabled, this sets the stage for cardiac arrhythmias and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and more. Other adverse reactions to MSG can include, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, mood swings and heart palpitations. Shop the outermost aisles of your grocery store, purchase fresh foods with no MSG and prepare your own meals, free of additives or preservatives of any kind.

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