In this video I want to talk about what is monosodium glutamate or MSG for short what it is, the dangers and some hidden health benefits.
The truth is nowadays there is some weird stuff in our food. Something known as monosodium glutamate or MSG for short has some controversy around it.
So what the heck is it and is it safe to eat?
It really is a flavor enhancer that was first discovered in seaweed. The flavor enhancing effects comes from L-Glutamate and this amino acid is in vegetables and meat are bodies make it and it’s really abundant.
Monosodium comes from salt so it has salt in it and the glutamate comes from L-Glutamate,
However just like with anything such as gluten some people are sensitive to MSG and if that is you then you should stay away.
Symptoms included headache, muscle tightness, numbness/tingling, and feeling tired.
The good news is that the world health organization and FDA feel it’s safe plus there it offers some unique benefits.
One benefit that is probably overlooked is there are people who from medical ailments or prescription drugs that have lost a large ability to taste food.
If MSG brings back some of this taste, which it does then that is a huge benefit to these people. Of course it also helps us by improving the taste of food.
The CDC says that 9 in 10 Americans, consume more sodium than the recommended amount.
MSG has one-third the amount of sodium than table salt and using this instead of normal salt can help a person lower their salt intake.
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