Why it pays to read labels.. #1

Monosodium glutamate, usually referred to simply as MSG, is ubiquitous in processed foods. It breaks down in the body into glutamate, a known excitotoxin — a substance that literally stimulates brain cells to death.

A truly alarming thing about MSG is that it is in just about everything, yet it is not required to be on labels. This makes it very difficult to avoid.

It is required to be listed on a label only if it’s 100% pure MSG. Spices, flavorings, and natural flavorings can all contain up to 99% MSG with no mention on the label!

Generally the saltier the food, the more MSG it will have, with worst offenders including canned soups, snacks, and ramen noodles.

And don’t think that shopping at a health food store will protect you. Health food items are not immune, especially refined soy products like soy burgers.

Top MSG Sources

Here are some ingredients to watch out for that always contain MSG:

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydrolyzed plant protein
Hydrolyzed protein
Plant protein extract
Calcium caseinate
Sodium caseinate
Yeast extract
Textured protein
Autolyzed yeast

These ingredients can contain MSG:

Malt extract
Malt flavoring
Bouillon
Broth
Stock
Flavoring
Natural flavoring
Beef flavoring
Chicken flavoring
Seasoning
Spices

Another huge source of MSG is fast food restaurants. MSGTruth.org has a list of the worst offenders with KFC being at the top of the list. Even their salads and green beans contain MSG!

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Becoming aware of what’s in your diet is the first and most important step to take to remove toxicities we’re exposed to. Flushing toxins out of your system to prevent further damage and repairing damage that’s already been done is where we come in. Call our office to see how we can help!