Read Your Food Labels. Poison is Hidden in Plain Sight.

Many people are aware of the harmful effects MSG has on the human body and are working to eliminate this dangerous food additive from their diets.

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is used as a flavor enhancer in countless processed foods. But while it works enhancing your food’s flavors it is also at work doing potential damage to your brain and body.

For those of you who don’t know, MSG has been linked to Alzheimer’s, stroke and diabetes. Hundreds of millions of pounds of this harmful flavor enhancer are added to foods each year.The difficulty now is that MSG is being labeled with different names, making it difficult for people to identify.

I doubt very many of our readers would actually consciously use this toxin as they are better educated than this. However the problem results from eating processed foods or eating in a restaurant where you have virtually no control of what is added to your food before you eat it. Believe me on this one, your body could care less if you or someone else put the MSG in your food, or if you even know about it. If you are ever going to Take Control of Your Health you will need to take responsibility for ALL the food you eat and be very conscious of avoiding this food in processed food you purchase or restaurant food you eat.

MSG is an excitotoxin, a type of chemical transmitter that allows brain cells to communicate. The problem is that excitotoxins can literally excite your brain cells to death. Aside from harming your brain, MSG has also been linked to eye damage, headaches, fatigue, disorientation and depression.

Children are most at risk from MSG. The blood brain barrier, which keeps toxins in the blood from entering the brain, is not fully developed in children. MSG can also penetrate the placental barrier and affect unborn children as well. Nonetheless, most major brands of infant formula contain some processed free glutamic acid (a form of MSG).

For more information on MSG, visit Dr. Mercola