MSG formally known as Monosodium glutamate is an additive that enhances the flavor in food like those trusty instant ramen noodles, canned soups, meats, and other packaged foods. "Ahh, instant noodles are so good, so addicting!" Well, yes, they seem addicting because of what the MSG does to your brain and body. What's more, is that this disturbing food enhancer has caused many issues to consumers' health for years. Even so, the FDA has been unable to confirm that MSG is responsible for reported health symptoms that consumers have experienced from eating the delicious yet toxic food additive.
For decades, customers have reported numerous symptoms after consuming foods with MSG, such as headaches, numbness, flushing, tingling, heart palpitations, and drowsiness. In fact, despite the green light A-okay from the FDA, research has shown the MSG has the ability to cause excitotoxicity, where glutamate causes cell death by overstimulating neurons. Researchers also noted that boiling MSG did not alter its toxicity. Additionally, MSG can cause some people to eat more calories than normal. This is because MSG can stimulate receptors found on your tongue and in your digestive tract, and trigger your appetite-stimulating hormones, so you want to keep eating more and more. Sound like a familiar scenario after eating your instant noodles?
What You Can Do
Because MSG is added to so many foods, the only way to avoid it is to cut back on conventional packaged and processed foods to help reduce your exposure. We know that instant ramen is tasty but not only will you be loading your body with potentially harmful food additives, but you won’t be receiving any nutritional benefits whatsoever. This is why Chef Soraya Bowls are a great convenience meal, as you don’t have to worry about eating anything harmful. All of our ingredients are REAL FOODS and the spice blends we use in our bowls are so tasty, you won’t even miss your MSG-laden noodles!