The Truth About MSG

By July 10, 2016 March 18th, 2019 Videos
MSG Truth Video

MSG Truth Video

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is delicious… and misunderstood.

Check out “The Truth about MSG” in this BuzzFeed video!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZa3pGqxW1g

According to BuzzFeed,

“Now this may sound crazy – feel free to disagree – but what if MSG isn’t actually all that bad for you?

“As hard as it is to believe, there’s basically zero science to successfully connect MSG to any harmful side effects. Plus, the FDA says it’s “generally safe to eat”–it is legal, after all. Looks like MSG may just be a misunderstood friend.

“Surprisingly, tomatoes, soy extract and yeast extract all naturally have MSG in them. Glutamate (an element in MSG) is also in a ton of the things we eat all the time, including breast milk and dried mushrooms. So maybe it isn’t so bad?

“Check out the video above to learn more about it.”


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