Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant amino acids in the diet that occurs naturally in protein-containing foods such as meat, vegetables, and dairy products.
MSG is a flavor enhancer traditionally used in Chinese food. MSG provides the benefit of umami (savory) taste, tricks your tongue into making you think a certain food is highly nutritious ,stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin and may be addictive. It is a kind of toxin that can cause diabetes, adrenal gland malfunction, seizures, high blood pressure, excessive weight gain, stroke and other health problems.
It could also be argued that if used in small amounts will not be a problem, but if small amounts are in several common foods that are consumed every day, the problem moves to a much graver scale.
Another culprit found in Maggi- LEAD which interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems. It interferes with the development of the nervous system and is therefore particularly toxic to children, causing potentially permanent learning and behavior disorders. Symptoms include abdominal pain, confusion, headache, anemia, irritability,
“As humans, we like to have an explanation for things, and especially for the things we love to eat RIGHT ...the choice is all your a 2min meal may lead to a lifetime of illness.
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Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover