Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Day 164- Nutrition Bite

MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is an inexpensive additive which is added to many foods. MSG is an additive in processed food and restaurant food with reports of doubling each year. This additive is claimed to improve business with repeat customers coming back for more. MSG enhances the taste of food by altering (tricking) your body's perception system entirely. Now we are seeing reports that MSG is actually addictive similar to marijuana or cigarettes creating repeated use unknowingly. An addicted MSG user will continue eating pizza and lasagna (now added to most of the food in almost all types of chain restaurants) because they contain high amounts of MSG and other addictive additives. Among other side affects, MSG causes obesity not only by making you eat more, but food tastes great. MSG causes an imbalance with your endocrine glands and hormonal imbalance.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
Today, I ate pizza at a luncheon meeting. Three slices didn't satisfy my hunger. On my way home, I was thinking about pizza addiction and why it only satisfies you temporarily. I concluded that pizza is one of those empty caloric foods with little nutrients except the cheese. I'm not sure about my opinion on MSG but will do more research. However, I thought it was interesting that pizza has high amounts of MSG.

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