Monosodium Glutamate or the more popular name MSG may increase your weight gain according to a new research.
This new study suggests that MSG actually increases the risk of being overweight by about 175 % .
If you are interested to read more about this study, here is the article link.
What is MSG? MSG is a sodium salt. It is a food additive and flavour enhancer. Most commonly found in our junk foods in-a-pack especially Potato Crisps. In Asian cuisine, it is also the most important flavour enhancer. That explains the strong flavour in most sauces.
To learn more about MSG, read this Wikipedia link.
I am not a doctor or nutritionist but I've been told many times to stay away from the evil MSG. Most people reported a "numbing of the tongue" after consumption of too much MSG. I guess it is the same effect when one consumes too much Sodium. And as we all know, Sodium is bad for us. You can read it in one of my earlier posts.
Total abstinence from MSG can prove to be harder than we thought. It takes a considerable time for us to switch our diet to a low sodium one. Most of the time, we do not like bland food and will enhance it with Salt if MSG is not available. However, we should to start getting use to blander food and not wait till health problems to surface before we start forcing ourselves to eat healthily. Eating healthy is not a torture. You may not see the problems now but do not wait till it's too late. So Eat Well, Stay Healthy and be Happy.