MSG is a flavor enhancer found in snacks such as crackers, chips, noodles, chicken, others.
MSG is a neurotoxin you’re mistakenly eating. MSG is a real and present danger, and is included in almost all packaged and processed foods. It flies under-the-radar of even practiced “healthy eaters” because it goes by many different names on the FDA-Approved ingredients labels required on packaged foods.
MSG can be so deleterious to brain health that, in at least on case, autism recovery was made possible by the simple removal of this harmful ingredient from the diet. The
implication is astounding: MSG was responsible for that child’s moderately-severe autism symptoms.
One of the reasons MSG is hard to eliminate from the diet is that we can’t spot it when we read through food ingredients labels. It’s as if someone were trying to confuse us, by allowing MSG to be called many different things on food packaging labels…
Avoid any foods that contain these ingredients:
– Seasonings, Natural Seasonings
– Natural Flavors, Flavor, Flavoring
– Soy Protein, Textured Protein, Hydrolyzed Protein
– Barley Malt
– Pectin, Gelatin
– Corn Starch, Corn Syrup
– Yeast Extract, Yeast Nutrient, Autolyzed Yeast
– Glutamate, Glutamic Acid
– Calcium Caseinate
These OFTEN contain MSG or create MSG during processing:
– Malt Extract, Malt Flavoring, Maltodextrin
– Citric acid
– Natural pork, beef, or chicken flavoring
– Bouillon and Broth, Stock
– Soy Sauce, Soy Sauce Extract, Soy Protein Isolate
– Soy Protein, Why Protein, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate
– Protease, Protease Enzymes
– Anything Protein Fortified
The easiest way to minimize MSG-exposure is to cook from scratch at home. Shop for raw and unprocessed foods around the perimeter of the grocery store.
By focusing on fresh produce and organic meats, you will avoid the MSG-laden products stocked in the pre-packaged items on the middle shelves. However, avoid the case of processed meats and sausages, as MSG is often included in seasoning mixes and sweeteners in these foods.