MSG causes obesity and you won’t believe where it is hiding! March 31, 2010Posted by fitmontclair in Fat Loss, Fitness, Health & Exercise, Nutrition, Women's Health.
Tags: Cheeseburger bill, Keller, MSG, obesity, Olney
I figured I would close out the month with some VERY interesting info I have come across while researching the “Dangers of GMO” post (coming soon!).
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O.K. here we go with the good stuff !
Last time I gave you a condiment that enhances fat loss, this tine I am providing info on a condiment we ALL NEED TO AVOID for a myriad of reasons including increased body fat levels and the risk of obesity!
MSG (mono sodium glutamate) is added to many foods as a flavor enhancer BUT it has also been identified as the cause or trigger of many severe reactions in the body from migraines to seizures to auto-immune diseases (one of the reasons people stress no MSG in many foods they order in restaurants)
The latest adverse effect attributed to MSG is obesity! The following excerpts are from “Health & Nutrition Secrets that can save your life” – Russell Blaylock, M.D.
“In 1968 Dr. John Olney started conducting experiments on mice using MSG. (Mice are frequently used as test animals because they react most like humans to MSG.) Obsessed with the microscopic changes in the brains of the mice he overlooked something quite dramatic first noticed by his assistant. She pointed out to him that all of the mice were grossly obese. At first he thought it was just a fluke, but as the experiment progressed he noticed that indeed all the mice fed MSG became grossly obese. Since his early observation, other studies have confirmed that MSG causes gross obesity in animals”
- Bunyan J, Elspeth A, Murrell A, Shah PP. The induction of obesity in rodents by means of monosodium glutamate. British Journal of Nutrition 35(1976): 25-39.
- Kanarek RB, Marks-Kaufman R. Increased carbohydrate consumption induced by neonatal administration of monosodium glutamate to rats. Neurobehavioral Toxicology Teratology3(1981): 343-350
- Nikoletseas MM. Obesity in exercising, hypophagic rats treated with monosodium glutamate. Physiology & Behavior 19(1977): 767-773.
Researchers also found that this fat COULD NOT be exercised off and was EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to remove through dieting, no matter how astringent. Today, most processed foods contain significant amounts of glutamate. This is extremely important when you consider that, of all the mammals, humans are the most susceptible to physical damage from ingested MSG. We possess a sensitivity five times greater than the mouse and twenty times greater than the rhesus monkey.
So you think your safe because you avoid MSG – here is a list of all the HIDDEN MSG we are consuming (note: it is the glutamate that is the major problem)
The following substances contain the highest percentage of factory created free glutamate, containing 78% MSG ! (AVOID FOODS WHERE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SUBSTANCES APPEAR ON THE LABEL, THEY ARE EXTREMELY FATTENING, ADDICTIVE AND CAN CAUSE SEVERE NEUROLOGICAL REACTIONS) :
|Monosodium glutamate||Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)||Textured Protein|
|Monopotassium glutamate||Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)||Yeast Extract|
|Glutamate||Autolyzed Plant Protein||Yeast food or nutrient|
|Glutamic Acid||Sodium Caseinate||Autolyzed Yeast|
|Vegetable Protein Extract||Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)|
This next group of substances contain factory created free glutamate in varying amounts. Please note that some food labels list several of these items, which can add up to a considerable and dangerous amount in one product:
|Malted Barley (flavor)||Natural Flavors, Flavors, Flavoring||Modified food starch|
|Barley malt||Reaction Flavors||Rice syrup or brown rice syrup|
|Malt Extract or Flavoring||Natural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring “Seasonings” (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.)||Lipolyzed butter fat|
|Maltodextrin, dextrose, dextrates||Soy Sauce or Extract||“Low” or “No Fat” items|
|Caramel Flavoring (coloring)||Soy Protein||Corn syrup and corn syrup solids, high fructose corn syrup|
|Stock||Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate||Citric Acid (when processed from corn)|
|Broth||Cornstarch fructose (made from corn)||Milk Powder|
|Bouillon||Flowing Agents||Dry Milk Solids|
|Carrageenan||Wheat, rice, corn, or oat protein||Protein Fortified Milk|
|Whey Protein or Whey||Anything enriched or vitamin enriched||Annatto|
|Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate||Protein fortified “anything”||Spice|
|Pectin||Enzyme modified proteins||Gums (guar and vegetable)|
|Protease||Ultra-pasteurized dairy products||Dough Conditioners|
|Protease enzymes||Fermented proteins||Yeast Nutrients|
|Lecithin||Gluten and gluten flour||Protein powders: whey, soy, oat, rice (as in protein bars shakes and body building drinks)|
|Amino acids (as in Bragg’s liquid amino acids and chelated to vitamins)||Algae, phytoplankton, sea vegetable, wheat/ barley grass powders|
After reading the research and the above lists is it any wonder we are one of the fattest, unhealthiest and sickest countries in the world!
We can’t depend on the Government to protect us (What a shock!), twice there has been legislation introduced to protect the Fast Food industry from law suits pertaining to food additives (note: ALL fast food and almost all packaged & processed food has one or more of the above listed forms of glutamate in them!)
The American Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act, also known as the Cheeseburger Bill, sought to protect producers and retailers of foods—such as McDonald’s Corporation—from an increasing number of suits and class action suits by obese consumers. To date these suits have been turned down by the courts, sometimes in strong terms. The Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2004, but did not receive a Senate vote.
The bill was reintroduced in 2005 by Florida Republican Congressman Ric Keller. Keller had taken the maximum level of PAC donations up to $300,000 for his personal campaign funding from restaurants including McDonalds, Wendys and Burger King. On October 19, 2005, it once again passed the House with a 306-120 vote. although Keller actually missed the vote due to being rushed to the hospital. Once again, it failed to achieve a Senate vote.
There is a way, a VERY SIMPLE WAY to protect yourself and your family:
DO NOT EAT processed, packaged foods and avoid ALL FAST FOODS! – Notice on the hidden MSG list there are NO natural foods only man-made, processed crap!!
Cook all your own meals and avoid eating out unless you know the restaurant uses only FRESH, NATURAL and whenever possible ORGANIC ingredients!
I know the truth often hurts but “we literally are what we eat!”
As always I hope you find this information helpful and feel free to ask questions!
Using Science to Maximize Health & Performance
P.S. I did not include all the research into the destruction of brain neurons due to over excitation by glutamate or the addictive reactions of MSG that cause people to crave MSG laden foods – I only wanted to write a short blog post not a text book. For more info look up the research of Dr. John Olney and read the works of Russell Blaylock M.D. and H.J. Roberts M.D.