What’s Hiding In Your Snacks?

There are times when I learn something new and I think, “How in the world did I not know this!” This happened to be the case with “MSG” or monosodium glutamate. Now most of us are aware of MSG and know it’s not good for us. We try to avoid it by asking restaurants if they are using it and we look for MSG on labels, but are we still feeling the effects of it?

MSG is known to cause headaches, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck, and other areas of the body. It also can cause rapid, fluttering heartbeats also known as palpitations, chest pain, and nausea. So imagine my surprise when a friend of mine recently brought it to my attention that some chips we had bought from the health food store contained MSG! You’d think I would have clued in because every time I ate these chips I would get a slight headache and feel gross, but I’d assumed it was something else—not the “yeast extract” listed in the ingredients on the chip label, which is actually MSG!

I know most of you already know MSG is bad for you, but you may not be aware of the forms in which you might be unknowingly digesting this flavor enhancer. Not only is MSG extremely hard to avoid if you are eating packaged foods, but its identity is also hidden in the labels. Some common names for MSG that may not alert you to its presence are:

  •     Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  •     Textured Vegetable Protein
  •     Yeast Extract

Not only is MSG known to cause the discomforts I talked about above, but it’s also linked to a series of health issues, including fibromyalgia, obesity, fatty liver, high insulin and blood sugar, high cholesterol, liver toxicity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, disturbance to the gut-brain connection, and neurological and brain damage.

So how can you avoid MSG?

The most effective thing you can do is to stay away from packaged food items.

Buy fresh foods, and make sure to read labels! Even something as simple as fruits and vegetables from your local health food store can contain MSG.

Make your own snacks to ensure that you know what you are putting into your body.

By Rachel Doell | Daily Routine Fitness
See more related post:


|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0

Made with in NYC

Accessories,21,Bathroom,42,Best Products,1,Cakes,54,Celebrity,17,Celebs,1,Christmas,35,Cleaning Tips,151,Cooking,7,Creative Idea,21,Creative Ideas,41,Decor,23,Decorating Ideas,180,Did you know?,2,DIY,117,DIY Fashion,31,Education,3,Family,20,Fashion,53,Fashion for Kids,2,Fashion for Man,12,Fashion for Woman,30,Featured,54,Features,223,Food,35,Food and Drink,10,Garden,23,Gardening,281,Gratitude,1,Green Living,5,Grooming,5,Hairstyle,12,Halloween,28,Happiness,14,Health,14,home,31,Home & Garden,205,Home and Decor,510,Home Improvement,2,Housekeeper,8,Indoor Gardening,69,Inspiration,60,Kids & Pets,10,Kitchen,68,Laundry,6,Legal Advice,11,Life Hacks,277,Lifestyle,82,Makeup & Beauty,11,Mind,3,Money,2,Motivation,2,New Year Fashion,6,outdoor,3,Painting,15,Parenting,375,Pets,57,Recipe,8,Relationship,7,Self-Care,7,Shopping,10,Technology,12,Tips,25,Travel,5,Trends,7,Weddings,35,Wellness,4,Women Lifestyle,23,
Lifestyle Magazine: What’s Hiding In Your Snacks?
What’s Hiding In Your Snacks?
Lifestyle Magazine
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy