Sunday, 24 July 2016

Ajinomoto or MSG is a Slow Poison

Ajinomoto, in reality, is a sodium salt known as monosodium glutamate or MSG, which comes in the form of white crystals.
Crystals of Food AdditiveMSG
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It is generally used in Chinese foods in the form of spice. Some manufacturers are using it in sauces and ketchup.

This flavor enhancer is a slow poison and instead of giving flavor to foods it suppresses the taste buds and we fail to ascertain the taste of the food we eat. 
It is actually used to camouflage the cheap quality of food and poor preparation. It is very harmful for health and causes addiction to the foods in which it is added. That is why the people become crazy for Chinese food. The production of MSG is also controversial and it believes to be synthesized from the body of animals. 

The intake of MSG causes several health problems.

1. It causes excess sweating, headache,  and giddiness.
2. It damages the brain cells of those who are given to excessive use of it and have become addicted to it.
3. It causes dehydration or the water loss in the body.
4. The facial swelling and the stretching feeling in the skin are some of its side effects.
5. The excessive use of MSG slowly causes the problems of chest pain, respiratory problems or loss of breath and indolence.
7. The presence of an acidic chemical in MSG causes the inflammation of stomach and throat. 
8. It causes pain in lower part of the abdomen and leads to nausea or vomiting together with diarrhea.
9. It may cause pain in the muscles of feet and knees.
10. It weakens the bones and reduces the levels of calcium in the body.
11. The people having the problem of high blood pressure should desist from the intake of MSG, as it suddenly increases or decreases the blood pressure.
12. It causes a severe migraine and in case of a headache, it is better to stop eating the foods containing MSG.
13. Excessive intake if MSG leads to the decay or degeneration of intestines.
14. It may cause heart problem or stroke.

Children are the Worst Hit 

Chemical structure of MSG
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It is very dangerous for the children as they report a headache and a loss of appetite. The regular intake of MSG-containing foodstuff or junk and processed foods badly affects their physical and mental health. Several pieces of research have confirmed that MSG is the chief cause of obesity among children. It also makes the children oversensitive towards foods. The child may become allergic to other food items due to the excessive intake of MSG. It has also led to the behavioral changes among the children. 

Throughout the world, the children are passionate towards noodles or chow-minThe secret is the addiction to MSG. Another reason is the presence of hydrolyzed groundnut protein and taste enhancer 635 Di-sodium ribonucleotides. 

The manufacturers claim that their products do not contain MSG. But after cooking the hydrolyzed groundnut protein turns into MSG and the Di-sodium ribonucleotides act as a catalyst.