MSG

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MSG

bayosgirl bayosgirl
Many people think MSG is used rarely, namely in Chinese cuisine. The reality is that MSG is in most packaged/processed foods these days. Through a loophole in the labeling laws, it can be under a variety of names, such as 'spices', 'hydrolyzed protein', 'natural flavors', etc. About half of people have some noticeable reaction to MSG, usually neurological-headaches , confusion, etc. For all of us though, MSG makes us want to eat more even when we're full, contributing to obesity. MSG is a potent neurotoxin. I'm wondering how everyone else feels about MSG?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I avoid it when I can, but I don't worry about it too much
SourAppleMartini , U3H , Taylor , Trysexual , Lildrummrgurl7 , KinkyKatieJames , Vanille , SMichelle , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , wicked48 , sXeVegan90 , kendra30752 , Eugler , mpfm , libbyv
15
I don't care/think about it
Gluesnffr , eri86 , ViVix , Beautiful-Disaster
4
I try to cook at home, or only visit restaurants that I know cook from scratch without MSG
bayosgirl , padmeamidala , Thinkingman , Lildrummrgurl7 , Vanille , Wicked Wahine , PeaceToTheMiddleEast
7
I have physical reactions to MSG
bayosgirl , tami , Wicked Wahine , Gunsmoke , Rossie , Chelynn67
6
I never notice any reactions to MSG
LoveX , Hummingbird , Vanille , eri86 , JackRaiden , gwenevieve
6
I think the concerns about MSG are overblown
U3H , married with children
2
I wish MSG were just banned
bayosgirl , Taylor , RedFreak , kendra30752 , Eugler
5
Total votes: 45 (33 voters)
Poll is closed
06/04/2013
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SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I can taste MSG. It does not give me any negative health reactions but it simply tastes bad. It is like eating fake food. I try to avoid it as much as possible.
06/04/2013
Taylor Taylor
I try to avoid it, and I buy mostly natural and organic foods so they usually don't have as much of that added to it. I don't fuss too much though if I'm in a situation where I have to eat something with it in it.
06/04/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Never gave it much thought since I don't have an allergy for it.
06/04/2013
RedFreak RedFreak
I try to avoid it. Wish they made food with out it cheaper though can't afford to spend that extra green on organic food you know what I'm sayin.
06/04/2013
tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Many people think MSG is used rarely, namely in Chinese cuisine. The reality is that MSG is in most packaged/processed foods these days. Through a loophole in the labeling laws, it can be under a variety of names, such as 'spices', ...
MSG can cause sever headaches for some people and it does for me.
06/04/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I avoid it when I can but I don't go out of my way to banish it from my diet. I eat a lot of homemade food and try to eat little processed foods so there's little MSG in my diet anyways.
06/04/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I have heard so much about it and avoid it if possible, but I don't go crazy looking into it.
06/04/2013
married with children married with children
I think concerns are overblown on MSG. People dont know that almost every form of "salt" used in food is not real salt. If you are that concerned, buy "naturally evaporated sea salt". even table salt you pick up at the store is not real natural salt.
06/04/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
I don't really pay attention to it.
06/04/2013
sunnyc sunnyc
I avoid it. Gives my husband terrible migrane headaches.
06/04/2013
wicked48 wicked48
I try to avoid it but I don't worry about it.
06/04/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
MSG gives me really strange dreams - I avoid it all costs.
06/05/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I try to avoid it. I normally cook at home anyway from natural ingredients.
06/05/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Many people think MSG is used rarely, namely in Chinese cuisine. The reality is that MSG is in most packaged/processed foods these days. Through a loophole in the labeling laws, it can be under a variety of names, such as 'spices', ...
From my basic knowledge (from reading up) on MSG, I have no doubt that it's very harmful. I avoid it when I can, but don't stress myself sick if I do end up ingesting it. I am extremely health conscious, so I like to know everything I can about what I eat, what's in it and what it will do to me. MSG should absolutely, without a doubt be banned.
06/05/2013
gwenevieve gwenevieve
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Many people think MSG is used rarely, namely in Chinese cuisine. The reality is that MSG is in most packaged/processed foods these days. Through a loophole in the labeling laws, it can be under a variety of names, such as 'spices', ...
i havent noticed any different but i also dont necessarily go out of my way to avoid it. however, we try to eat as healthy as possible for us sooo
06/05/2013
Rossie Rossie
I get extremely thirsty, and sometimes a very dry throat, after consuming food with MSG, and had to drink fruit juice to ease the effect. MSG is almost impossible to avoid, unless you do not cook with any store-bought condiments/spice mixes, eat any processed food, or eat at restaurants.
06/05/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Many people think MSG is used rarely, namely in Chinese cuisine. The reality is that MSG is in most packaged/processed foods these days. Through a loophole in the labeling laws, it can be under a variety of names, such as 'spices', ...
I don't even think about it.
06/05/2013
Eugler Eugler
My former girlfirend had to go to hospital after having a high-MSG meal. (We are talking about MonoSodiumGlutamate, aren't we)

I avoid it because I'm in love with my brain. MSG is linked with dementia and ADD.
06/06/2013
libbyv libbyv
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Many people think MSG is used rarely, namely in Chinese cuisine. The reality is that MSG is in most packaged/processed foods these days. Through a loophole in the labeling laws, it can be under a variety of names, such as 'spices', ...
i try to avoid it
06/06/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I don't even pay attention to be honest.
06/06/2013
Total posts: 21
Unique posters: 21