Everything you need to know about MSG in food

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Do you get headaches or feel tingly after eating Chinese food? It may be from the flavor enhancer MSG. MSG is one of the most notorious Ingredients in many cuisines. But is MSG really responsible for these feelings of discomfort? Is it bad for you? Here is everything you need to know.

 What is MSG?

MSG stands for Monosodium Glutamate which is used as flavor enhancer. It is commonly added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. Chemically, MSG ia a white crystalline powder which resembles table salt and sugar. MSG enhances savoury meaty ‘Umami’ flavour of food. Umami is the fifth basic taste with salty, sweet, sour and bitter.

 Why is it bad for you?

The health effects that MSG has at first are quite mild. But with expense of time, they become severe. 
  • Headache is a very common side effect of MSG. Due to continuous intake of MSG, mild headache can take form of migraine.
  • MSG overstimulates the nerves and misbalances the neurotransmitters. This leads to an unhealthy body.
  • Excess intake of MSG leads to heart problems. It causes rapid, irregular an fluttering heartbeats, cardiac muscles arrest and chest pain.
  • Numbness, tingling or burning sensation in the facial area are the common side effects due to regular intake of MSG.
  • MSG can be a reason for problems like blood pressure, thyroid issues, diabetes, asthma, food allergies and also obesity.
  • Excess sweating, nausea and weakness can also be felt after consumption of MSG.

The Bottom Line

We deserve to be informed about what we are consuming. If we opt for natural foods most the time and limit processed foods making sure to avoid the sources of hidden MSG, we can take control of our health.  We at SnackT, are trying to put our foot forward to manage your health. We have varieties of snacks which you can enjoy without being guilty about calories, preservatives and MSG. So go ahead and place your order right now. Happy Snacking. We ship across the India and accept payment by Cash on delivery, PayTm and PayUMoney. If any query, you can write us on anjali@snackt.in or give us a call 7757023606. Also, like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for new products and offers. We are always welcome to any suggestions and product recommendations you have! Do help us in providing you better products and get some exciting offers for your contributions.