Monosodium glutamate(Sodium Glutamate or MSG) is one of the common additives that is used in manufactured foods.It is also widely used in the foods served in restaurants.it is also present in natural foods.It is present in the form of a white crystalline powder and it resembles salt or sugar.MSG is used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer that intensifies the meaty, savory flavor of food. MSG is mostly found in large amounts in processed food items like chips, packaged soups, canned foods, which by themselves are unhealthy and thus they must be avoided.
Some of the food items which contain sodium glutamate are canned foods, sausages, chips, prepared soups, hot dogs, beer and many more. It is also naturally present in food items like cheese, tomatoes, peas, walnuts, wheat etc. An excess intake of sodium glutamate has been linked to increased cravings, overeating, obesity and other metabolic disorders.
The Harmful effects of excessive use of MSG are :
1.Migraine, dizziness, hormonal imbalance, nausea, weakness, chest pain and much more.
2.It affects our tongue receptors.Excessive use of MSG makes the food tastier but it leads to obesity and gain more weight.
3.MSG has the same effect as drugs in our brains.
4.Increased use of MSG can also lead to diabetes.
5.Malfunctioning of the adrenal gland, high blood pressure or hypertension and stroke are other risks that can be caused by excessive consumption of sodium glutamate.
6.The other effects include headache, muscle tightness, numbness, tingling sensation, flushing, weakness.
Better avoid the foods that contain MSG and Stay Healthy!!!