Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Thanks to corruption in the FDA and USDA, deadly toxins are added to your food. Here’s how to avoid them.


Major Toxin #2: Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Almost everyone has heard of MSG. Many know of it as related to Chinese Food Syndrome. It is not known for sure if the problems associated with MSG are caused or aggravated by eating things with MSG in them. Reactions to MSG are dose-related. In other words, some people react to even very small amounts. Reactions can occur immediately or even up to two days later.

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

MSG is not an allergen. It is a neuro-toxin or nerve poison. Your body reacts to it as it would to a drug. It is harmful to everyone.

MSG is a flavor enhancer that food companies learned could mask bitterness, off-flavors, sourness, fishy tastes (it’s in your sushi!) and the tinny taste of canned foods.

This is why it is concealed under as many as 50 different names on the labels of so many food and drinks, as well as in other products such as medications and food supplements.

On top of all these, both Aspartame and MSG are proven to increase appetite and it has also been shown that people consuming a lot of these chemicals gain weight faster than those not consuming these chemicals.

In the wild, rats and mice don’t get fat. When they are full they stop It is a given in research that if you need a fat-rat then you give it MSG.

If you choose to try to avoid MSG, you may find it exceptionally difficult to do so. It is said to be added to over 80% of commercially processed foods, including an extremely wide variety of commercial products.

The problem with trying to avoid MSG is that labels frequently do not specify MSG exactly, nor do they say how much MSG is in a particular product. Even more frustrating is not knowing how much MSG is being produced in a product during processing and/or during manufacture.

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

The following ingredients and/or products always contain MSG:

  • Hydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed)
  • Textured protein
  • Glutamate
  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • Glutamic acid
  • Calcium and Sodium caseinate
  • Yeast extract and Yeast food
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Yeast nutrient
  • Gelatin
  • Accent and Zest
  • Glutavene
  • Glutacyl
  • RL-50

Also, these products and/or additives often contain MSG or it is created during processing or manufacturing:

  • Your Food Is Slowly Killing YouMalt extract and flavoring
  • Barley malt
  • Tamari
  • Natural flavor(s) and natural flavoring(s) such as pork, beef, chicken, etc.
  • Bouillon
  • Soy sauce and extract
  • Soy protein isolate and concentrate
  • Seasonings (the word seasoning)
  • Broth and Stock
  • Whey protein isolate, and concentrate
  • Milk solids in low fat milk products
  • Spices (sometimes)
  • Protease enzymes and enzymes (depending upon the source)
  • Mei-Jing ans Wei-Jing
  • Ajinomoto
  • Anything protein fortified, enzyme fortified, ultra-pasteurized, or fermented
  • Carrageenan
  • Maltodextrin
  • Kombu extract
  • Subu
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Pectin

In addition, two food additives that are used to enhance the effects of MSG are disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate. If these are present, so is MSG.

Once you stop ingesting chemicals that have been causing you problems, you become much more aware of, and sensitive to, what you can eat, drink, and put on or into your body. Pay attention to your body and eliminate anything that causes you symptoms, whether it is mentioned here or not.

Remember, the more of your food that you make from scratch, with fresh ingredients, the less likely it will be to contain MSG.


Read on for how to identify these toxins in your food, and how to minimize your exposure…

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 114 Comments

  1. Avatar of Muriel Vargas

    Muriel Vargas

    The sad reality is that the government only wants our money. If they really care, they will never allow these products to be out in the market.

  2. Avatar of Kristine Lucas

    Kristine Lucas

    MSG is a big no-no in our house. We don’t use preservatives because use organic seasonings.

  3. Avatar of Horace Reyes

    Horace Reyes

    It’s normal. We can’t change it. All we have to do is to accept the fact that we are poisoning ourselves.

  4. Avatar of Maureen Owen

    Maureen Owen

    If we avoid these, what about our food? It will be tasteless, and we will never enjoy eating. Let’s just be careful about how many toxins are we going to take.

  5. Avatar of Shannon Gutierrez

    Shannon Gutierrez

    Yes! thank you, Hilary! It is an eye-opener for those people who did not believe that the government is fooling us. They only want the money from the distributors.

  6. Avatar of Renee Griffith

    Renee Griffith

    The difference between the people who took a lot of toxins in his/her body and people who carefully eat their food is base on their body.

  7. Avatar of Ana Drake

    Ana Drake

    If you want to avoid toxin foods, they don’t eat. Haha! I am not kidding. There’s another way, plant your own veggies, and don’t use any seasonings on that.

  8. Avatar of Leslie Smith

    Leslie Smith

    Health is not a state of perfection, but a state of wholeness. Food is intricately connected to self-love.

  9. Avatar of Matt Harper

    Matt Harper

    I don’t care about this article. I love eating bacon, pasta, and hotdogs. I won’t die because of starving.

  10. Avatar of Tami Washington

    Tami Washington

    We can’t blame the government because it is not their fault. If we are just a responsible person, and we pay attention to what we are eating.

    • Avatar of Katherine Turner

      Katherine Turner

      We can blame them because in the first place, why would they approve that if they know that it can harm our health? It is all about the money, dear.

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