Why does my noodles taste like chicken when there is no chicken inside the packet? My mom asked me the other day what does MSG stands for. I quickly checked my phone: monosodium glutamate. Used in the food industry as a flavor-enhancing amino acid and used in processed, packaged and fast foods. It is an excitatory neurotransmitter and neurotoxin.
Carol Hoernlein, former food process engineer and food scientist created msgtruth.org:
- MSG tricks your tongue into making you think a certain food is high in protein and thus nutritious.
- The food industry is trying to confuse the issue by focusing on the “fifth” taste sense they call umami.
- Free glutamic acid is detected by the taste buds as a simple way to signal the presence of protein in a food, just as there are fat receptors to detect fats and receptors that sense carbohydrate or sweet flavors.
- The purpose is to help us discern real food from inedible matter. It changes your perception of not simply taste but the nutritious qualities of what you put into your mouth.
- MSG stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin. The blood sugar drops because of the insulin flood. You will be hungry again, soon.
Thanks to Carol, I am no longer a MSG consumer. Life is precious and with one life comes one body. I say no to MSG! And you?
- Msg 101 (kimskitchenblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- The Attractions of Obesity (inspiringtalksblog.wordpress.com)
- What’s really in vaccines? Proof of MSG, formaldehyde, aluminum and mercury (naturalnews.com)