Maybe You’ve Heard MSG Is Bad For You?
Maybe you’ve heard MSG is bad for you? Maybe you’ve heard it’s totally fine.
Seriously, when you are researching anything Natural Health you can pretty much find something that will contradict what you thought you knew.
So I like to take the common sense approach when making decisions on what’s healthy. MSG is a chemical. It was discovered by biochemist Kikunae Ikeda.
It is used in things like boullion cubes, soups, ramen, gravy, condiments and savory snacks to enhance flavor.
There are neurologists that say it triggers migraine headaches. MayoClinic.com states that some people report feeling flushed or hot in the face or neck after eating MSG. There may also be sweating, itching, and numbness, tingling or a burning sensation in the face, neck and chest in people who react to it.
The FDA has given it a generally recognized as safe label (GRAS).
When it comes to studies it’s important we try to find out who is behind the study. Do they have an agenda? That can take time, years even.
Here’s how I see it. MSG is a chemical. It shows up in processed foods to enhance flavor. There are other ways to flavor food. I’m not down with chemicals in my food. So I avoid it whenever possible.
I love these spices they are low sugar or no sugar, no MSG just flavor. Gives me a little more creativity with meal prep. Send me a DM and I’ll tell you where you can get them.