At this very moment tens and thousands of studies around obesity and weight loss happen in labs across the world searching for that one weight loss pill or that one treatment or that one product that one food that can help millions of people all over the world loses weight, the most sought-after goal weight loss. When you want to study obesity you need to study a fat mouse and you’ve got to make a mouse fat because mice aren’t fat so the quickest way to make a mouse fat is injecting them with this one ingredient which is found in almost eighty percent of processed foods around the world which is found in almost seventy-five percent of most restaurant food, MSG or Monosodium Glutamate.
Brain Cell Damage
In the 1960s the phrase called Chinese restaurant syndrome was coined by the New England journal of medicine and this was to categorize a group of people or many people who would eat Chinese food and within 20 minutes of eating Chinese food they would feel tingling sensations, immense hunger, brain fog, chest pain and pressure. A few years later the pharmaceutical industry mentioned that msg killed brain cells and in 1970 it was even proven that commercially used msg kills brain cells and causes a host of problems right from infants to teenagers to middle-aged people and elderly people. Monosodium glutamate fires up your nervous system, neurons, it creates neurotoxicity in the body which is detrimental to your brain health. A lot of us who consume msg right now may feel the consequences 15 to 20 years later in life and we’re seeing it sprout up all over the world right from Alzheimer’s to dementia to Parkinson’s. These are brain cells that are dying because of ingredients like msg.
Stress on Liver
Glutamate is an amino acid and the body needs amino acids. When you and I consume protein it gets broken down into amino acids by the liver without a problem. The liver can efficiently breakdown amino acids but glutamate is an amino acid and monosodium is an addition of one molecule of sodium to this amino acid glutamate. So it becomes monosodium glutamate a very unstable amino acid which puts a lot of oxidative stress on your liver to break it down and in most cases your body is unable to flush msg out of your system.
Effects on Insulin & Diabetes
Msg excites the brain and tricks the brain into making us hungrier. If you’ve ever had a Chinese meal you notice an hour two hours later you still feel hungrier and you want to eat more and more and so msg is commercially added to most foods and processed foods to make you feel hungry to make you eat more. Msg has a direct impact on your pancreas. They force your pancreas to produce more insulin and when your body produces more insulin two things happen; you feel hungrier and you start taking away the life of pancreas and insulin insensitivity is one of the biggest problems that people all around the world face. Diabetes; diabetes type 2 diabetes type 1 are caused by msg.
ADD & Hormonal Imbalance
In children, giving children processed foods msg can create attention deficient disorders in children and you look around today one of the most common problems that parents have children are hyperactive children. You can blame it on sugar. But the actual cause is msg. If it excites the brain of an adult, imagine what it does to the brain of a child and msg is made to be addictive. The brain mapping of MSG is similar to the brain mapping of heroin and cocaine. So msg wreaks havoc with our hormones as well, creating a hormonal imbalance then you have PCOD, you have ovarian issues, you have testosterone issues, you have low libido in men and women.
It’s incredible and eighty percent of the foods around the world even your favourite restaurant they will tell you there is no msg because they don’t know that there’s something called hidden msg. Vegetable protein, hydrolysed vegetable, textured vegetable protein, vegetable gum, yeast extract is nothing but msg. That’s why we have so many issues in regards to our health, our brain, fatigue.
Fatigue is a problem that plagues everyone and we think it’s less sleep, we think we should eat more food. Msg rob’s your cells of energy, its sodium. Every extra gram of sodium in your body requires 23 grams of water to neutralize it. Where does it get water from? It robs it from your surrounding cells; even a one-percent drop of water in your cells creates fatigue, dehydration and immense problems in the human body.
The solution is eat less processed foods and eat more home cook foods and if you really want to eat out and restaurants try to avoid anything that has msg or Chinese food because you have to understand that food can be made very tasty with only the addition of msg because msg changes the way our taste buds taste food. Always read the labels of every process food if you buy and be very careful about the kinds of restaurants that you choose because msg makes the food taste better. Msg makes you want to eat more and that’s money that’s business to everyone.