April 23, 2009

MSG: Toxic or Simply Sneaky Food Additive? Part 1

MSG stands for Mono-sodium Glutamate, an additive to food that temporarily deteriorates the taste buds in your tongue, causing your food to taste more flavorful and enticing. This man-made chemical concoction also goes by the names Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Natural Meat Tenderizer, Accent, and Aginomoto, to name just a few.
The FDA has set no limits on the amount of MSG that is allowed to be added to our foods.
Did you know that studies show that MSG is linked to obesity, diabetes, migraines, headaches, autism, ADHD, and even Alzheimer's Disease?
John Erb wrote a book called "The Slow Poison of America", where he details numerous scientific studies, many involving rats that had been neo-natally injected with MSG and grew to be obese, unhealthy rats.
Erb says that MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing the test rats (and perhaps humans as well) to become obese. They even have a name for the test rats they use in these experiments: "MSG-Treated Rats."

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