MSG Enhances Obesity

We all know that ‘MSG’ is bad, but why? Monosodium Glutamate became famous by Chinese restaurants and now you may see ‘No MSG’ on the menu, but as most people don’t know it is in many popular foods we buy at the grocery store. To name one, most Campbell’s Soups have MSG. Your wholesome, American, grandmother’s soup contains harmful MSG! It is also found in many popular chips like Doritos and Lay’s as well as in Kraft salad dressings. These are some of the largest food producing companies in America and they are poisoning us with the addictive food additive.

Some have tried to hide the fact that they use MSG by calling it Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein. Look out for that one too!

It doesn’t stop there. Most of the popular restaurants we used to frequent use MSG in their food. You would be surprised to find out that Burger King, McDonalds, KFC, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, TGIF, Chilis’, Applebees and Denny’s all use MSG in their food!

MSG is an additive that is used as a ‘flavor enhancer’, but what it really enhances is obesity. No rats or mice are naturally obese, so for testing purposes, researchers inject rats with MSG at birth, which increases the insulin created by the pancreas 3 times, which leads to obesity. Researchers call these obese rats, ‘MSG Treated Rats’.

So this is the first thing we are trying our best to stay away from. Believe me, I love some of these foods/restaurants mentioned above, so it’s going to be hard, but it’s worth it in the long run when we live longer, healthier lives.


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Author: cbeckley

I am a web/graphic/logo designer who develops websites in XHTML/CSS, knows SEO and dables in CAD & 3D Modeling. Since moving to Portland, my family and I have become more aware of the junk put into our bodies. Now we are striving to eat more organic, natural products without so many additives, preservatives and junk. We’re not perfect and we’re not snobs. We will sometimes eat bad food that we know has junk in it, but we are striving to better ourselves a little at a time. This blog is going to be about the different ways we eat and live healthier and some of the interesting facts that we find out about foods and junk around us.

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