Do You Have MSG Sensitivity

Do you have MSG Sensitivity

MSG does not have a specific flavour.   It is used as an additive to enhance the natural flavours of foods.  It tricks your tongue to believe your food is tastier.

MSG stands for “Monosodium Glutamate”.

What is MSG made of?

It is made of  water, sodium and glutamate.   MSG is man made.

Did you know that ‘Glutamate’ is found naturally in foods such as corn, green peas, mushrooms and tomatoes.  I assume because Glutamate is naturally found in foods, it brings about the debate that MSG must be safe for consumption.

According to Health Canada, MSG is not a health hazard.

MSG Sensitivity:

There are people who have a ‘sensitivity’ to MSG.   It is believe the ‘glutamate’ of MSG produces the following symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling and/or burning sensation
  • Chills and shakes
  • Feeling of pressure on the face
  • Headache
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the face, back, neck or chest

Reasons to Avoid MSG

MSG is used as a flavor enhancer but also effects the neurological pathways of the brain and disengages the “I’m full” function which results, for many, in weight gain. MSG is an excito-toxin, and regular consumption may result in depression, disorientation, eye damage, fatigue, headaches, and obesity. – Food Matters

I don’t know about you, but these are some pretty scary sensitivity symptoms!  Apparently these symptoms are temporary (symptoms can last up to two hours) and usually happen about 20 minutes after eating food with added MSG.

How can you tell if a food contains MSG?

“Monosodium Glutamate” must always be stated on the list of ingredients whenever it is added to a pre-packaged food.  Did you know that manufacturers have found alternate ways to identify MSG on a label.

Are you aware MSG is also known as:

Do You Have MSG Sensitivity


I believe there is no need to have MSG in my kitchen. If I want glutamate I will choose the mother nature kind.  (Eggs, tomatoes, beef, chicken, peas, potatoes, walnuts, mushrooms and broccoli to name a few.)

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