The silent killer E621 monosodium glutamate
Sodium glutamate ( Latin natrii glutamas, English monosodium glutamate, sodium glutamate ) is a monosodium salt of glutamic acid, a popular dietary supplement E621 (also called “flavor enhancer”). It is a white crystalline powder, soluble in water.
Sodium glutamate was introduced at the beginning of 50 h. as a miracle flavor enhancer designed to make food more tasty and appetizing. As a dietary supplement, monosodium glutamate has been widely used since the beginning of the 20th century, when it was first produced by Ikeda Kikunae. It is registered as a food additive E621, in European countries, sometimes referred to as MSG ( English monosodium glutamate ).
The annual consumption of monosodium glutamate on the planet has reached 200,000 tons. As an additive, monosodium glutamate is most often used, not potassium or other elements, since it is technologically simpler and the taste of monosodium glutamate is more pronounced.
As you know, a person distinguishes four shades of taste: sweet, salty, sour and bitter . And thanks to glutamate sodium, we learned what a fifth flavor is . In the 50s of the last century, they found out that monosodium glutamate in an amazing way helps to produce smells and tastes similar to meat. Since then, the flavor enhancer - monosodium glutamate - has become widely used and has gained popularity throughout the world.
This is the most common flavor enhancer in the world.
It is put in almost all industrial products. These are sausages, seasonings, bouillon cubes, dry noodles (soups), hamburgers, bacon, chips, crackers, canned food, dumplings. And this is almost the main component of all the same industrial sauces - mayonnaise, ketchup and others.
Glutamate sodium is addictive. That is why there is a lot of it in fast food.
Glutamate sodium sometimes masks spoiled or poor quality raw materials. He successfully discourages the smell of rotten. Proved harm to health is caused by "overeating" the substance. Causes nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, chest pain.
It is said that for adults the daily dose of monosodium glutamate should not exceed 1.5 grams, for adolescents - 0.5 grams per kilogram of body weight. Children under three years of age are generally better off not giving products that contain glutamate sodium. Experts say: monosodium glutamate in small quantities does not harm, but the manufacturers do not indicate its exact share in the products.
Other names for glutamate sodium:
- wei ching
- monosodium glutamate
- monosodium glutamate
- monosodium glutamine
- sodium glutaminate
- flavor enhancer
- sodium salt of L-glutamic acid
- monosodium salt of glutamic acid
- monosodium glutamate
- MSG (abbreviation for monosodium glutamat)
The additive is proven to be harmful to asthmatics. It worsens the course of the disease.
The presence in human nutrition in large leads to various biochemical disorders. Recorded various body reactions to a surplus of glutamic acid. These include headaches, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, breathing problems, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, rapid heartbeat, partial paralysis, coordination problems, confusion, mood swings, behavioral problems (especially children and adolescents), symptoms of an allergic type, skin rash, depression ...
Also, medical studies have shown a link between sodium glutamate and Alzheimer's syndrome, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, etc. Many doctors believe that sodium glutamate is not just harmful, but dangerous to health, because its mechanism of action resembles a narcotic. Easily penetrating the blood and brain, it directly affects hormones and changes the genes responsible for taste, increasing the sensitivity of the taste buds of the tongue. So, glutamate "wean" a person from natural food, sitting on the harmful fast food.
Sodium glutamate causes:
- Damage to the hypothalamus caused by injection of monosodium glutamate in the chest period, and the further development of obesity.
- Destroys nerve cells.
- Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Alzheimer's disease.
- Destroys the retina, causes glaucoma.
- Makes a person aggressive.
- Causes gastritis, ulcers.
Sodium glutamate unnecessarily excites the nervous system, violates the hormonal balance in the body. But the main consumer of products with glutamate is a teenager. Children, after looking at advertising, are massively swallowing chips, crackers, and then we, parents, are surprised: where does gastritis come from, where does peptic ulcer come from? And why are our kids so nervous, very excitable? Not otherwise ate something.
Glutamate sodium in overdose causes obesity, allergic reactions, abnormalities in the retina of the eye, in the structure of DNA, palpitations and headache. But do we always know how much of this “magic” powder the manufacturer has added to the product? Most often on the package, it is only indicated.
Amplifiers of taste, (the same monosodium glutamate) are designed so that we overeat, if not to say, they ate with all sorts of chemical goodies. We are deceived, and we are happy to be deceived. And then, having come to our senses, we look with horror at the weights arrow and rush in the opposite direction, limiting ourselves in almost everything. And again we eat chemistry, but now, to lose weight!
There is a natural sodium salt of glutamic acid, produced from fish products, for example, in Southeast Asia, it is obtained from shrimps and fish entrails. There are other natural sources of glutamate - algae, malt and beets. Even in our body, it can be produced in order to participate in the work of the brain and nervous system. But artificially synthesized salt has completely different properties.
Artificial monosodium glutamate, the synthesis of which is much cheaper, gives the dish the taste and smell of meat, it is added to measure without seasoning, bouillon cubes, instant noodles, crackers, chips. Strengthening the taste of products, or rather, giving them a more attractive taste than it actually is (especially if you take the stale and poor quality raw materials) monosodium glutamate at the same time suppresses stagnation, rancidity, and other unpleasant tastes - even the taste of decaying meat. Wonderful stuff! What can you feed him with the consumer!
Manufacturers understand that many people prefer to avoid products on the packaging of which it is indicated: flavor enhancer - monosodium glutamate (E 621), they try to hide it from us. Especially if the composition of products contains less than 50% of monosodium glutamate, the manufacturer may not notify the buyer about this, but some manufacturers are as impudent as they write “WITHOUT PRESERVATIVES”, “WITHOUT ADDITION OF CONSURVANTS” on their products ( “No ADDED”, or “NO MSG Added” - American version).
Other manufacturers “hide sodium glutamate” under the following names on the packaging: “Hydrolyzed vegetable” - “Hydolyzed Vegetable Protein” , it also hides under the name “Accent”, “Aginomoto”, “Natural Meat Tenderizer” . The desire to emphasize that their product is a healthy food, unlike the product of their competitors, which provides more chances to buy.
Sodium glutamate is found in all products manufactured industrially, semi-finished products, meat and dairy products, there are a lot of them, it is used in the manufacture of dishes from legumes, fish, vegetables, poultry, enhancing their taste, in the production of canned food, soups, concentrates, seasonings, in production Sausage monosodium glutamate is added with spices and salt.
If the products say “taste is identical to natural” , this is E621 , E631 - foreigners designate them as MSG , here are some of them:
- Dried fruits
- The president
- Many others, in general, go to the kitchen and see
Artificial MSG is a poison that destroys nerve cells.
Natural glutamic acid is the main element for brain nutrition, it increases intelligence, treats depression, reduces fatigue. Artificial substances are not identical to natural. Right-sided isomers (which are 50% in man-made) are capable of being poisons, even in very useful products - and are almost always harmful to the body.
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