MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is a dangerous flavor enhancer that is one of the most toxic food additives. Not only is it carcinogenic, it excites brain cells to the point of death. It is a multibillion dollar industry, and is highly addictive. It is to be avoided like the plague, as it represents unconscionable corruption and greed at the price of public health.
I’ve avoided it for years, in the obvious ways it was usually dished up. It is found in packaged foods like Sour Cream and Onion Potato chips, Doritos, Asian cuisine and sauces, and packaged salad dressings. If MSG is listed in the ingredients, I don’t buy it.
Well, I’m just now learning it is in all sorts of things, just a little more camouflaged by language. Like sugar has many names (Sucrose, dextrin, fructose, maltodextrin, etc) to hide its presence from an uneducated public– and is added to all sorts of things to make eating them both more compulsive (therefore better for their bottom line) and worse for you– the same thing has been done for MSG. It’s time to expand our vocabulary so we can avoid being duped by an immoral food industry gone rogue. They are now using code names to dupe their customers (i.e. you and me).
These always contain MSG (are other names for it):
- Monosodium glutamate
- Potassium glutamate
- autolyzed yeast
- Yeast extract
- Yeast food
- Yeast nutrient
- Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
- Hydrolyzed protein
- Hydrolyzed plant protein
- Hydrolyzed oat flour
- Plant protein extract
- Sodium caseinate
- Calcium caseinate
- Textured protein
- monosodium salt
- “flavor enhancer”
And these may contain MSG:
- Malt extract
- Soy Sauce
- Soy protein isolate
- Whey protein isolate
- Protein fortified
We are finding these names in labels for pasta, rice mixes, soup mixes, snacks, chips, crackers, bread, dressings, veggie sausages, canned meats, and frozen meals, just to name a few. We need to read labels understanding these new terms.
MSG is in many fast foods and chain restaurants, like Chick-fil-a and Kentucky Fried Chicken, which are places we don’t go. Cooking real food at home with natural ingredients is the best way to avoid it.
I will be eating what we already have in the house, and from now on will have a wider net with which to identify the things I refuse buy or eat in the future. Please join me in avoiding all these ingredients masquerading as something other than the well known villainous super-toxin, MSG.
Thank you for this info Polly!
Uh, gosh. I hear ya. But…I try to not fear nor worship matter in all its pretended ways it says it is an-actual-power-separate-from-the-only- Real
Power: infinite divine Love. So, um, how to not feel….paranoid about
every bite of ….matter… that I take in? Aaaugh….
I so agree! Good answer.
Thanks for doing and sharing that research.
You forgot ‘natural flavors’, the most common dupe of all.