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Is MSG Bad for You?

By October 19, 2020June 27th, 2024In the News
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Published in INSIDER / Health, October 16, 2020

Author: Elena Bruess

“Dietitians say there is no scientific evidence that MSG is bad for you and is actually found in everything from tomatoes to instant noodles.”

“MSG is most commonly known as a popular food additive that has an extra savory, umami flavor. It is produced by fermenting starch, sugar beets, sugar cane, or molasses.”

“While there have been some studies that hint at possible negative effects, such as obesity or nerve damage, worries about MSG are misplaced. The majority of studies have found that man-made MSG is metabolized identically to its naturally occurring counterpart and poses no health risk. In fact, the FDA even placed the substance on the GRAS list, short for ‘generally recognized as safe.’”

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