- MSG is found in almost all of the processed foods that are manufactured in the United States.
- The literature is clear in demonstrating that MSG is toxic to humans and that over 25% of the population suffer adverse reactions from MSG.
- In studies where mice were fed MSG by feeding tube, normal neonatal mice suffered acute degenerative lesions in the inner retina, and some mice became grotesquely obese.
- Neuroscientists believe that the young and the elderly are most at risk from MSG.
- Since 1998, some of our agricultural crops have been sprayed with AuxiGro WP Metabolic Primer (AuxiGro), a product that includes 29.2% processed free glutamic acid (MSG). Produce sprayed with AuxiGro is not identified as being sprayed. Therefore MSG is back in baby food, without disclosure. (It was officially removed from baby food in the 1970s.)
- MSG has now been implicated in a number of the neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Huntington's disease.
So what specific food items have MSG in them? The list is endless but includes chips and many other snack foods, salad dressings, frozen dinners, cream soups, and instant noodles. And if we're talking fast food, you can pretty much guarantee it has MSG in it! Here is an extensive list of popular fast food restaurants and their accompanying MSG-filled products.
My family's diet isn't completely MSG free, but almost. I have a friend who is allergic to MSG (she gets a reaction exactly 7 minutes after ingesting it), so her family avoids it completely. And as I learn more about it and make an effort not to often buy or eat foods with MSG, I know I am helping my family feel better and eat healthier.