Is everything you think about the food you eat right ??

Food provides the energy needed to sustain an organism’s body functions. Food types, food consumption, eating habits, food-based cultural practices, etc. vary from country to country, region to region, and religion to religion.

Similarly, opinions about food changed in this way. Some opinions are true and some are false. From time immemorial to the present day, the myth of food has been continuously passed down, and many people are reluctant to admit its falsity. Although some people want to know the truth or falsity of these views, they are seldom given a chance to know them. It is my intention to provide such an opportunity through this article.

This series of articles has scientifically confirmed some of the myths about food that exist in society today, especially in Sri Lanka. It is my belief that this will give you an accurate understanding of the misconceptions that exist about food.

In my first article, I hope to explain in a scientific way whether MSG, which is a big problem in today’s society, is suitable or unsuitable for food.

What exactly is MonoSodium Glutamate?

what is MSG?
Do you know..??
America first introduced MSG to the food world. MSG was a cheap and easy way to regain the flavor of food that was lost during food processing for a variety of reasons.

“Monosodium glutamate is not suitable for dietary use as it is unhealthy.” Is that completely right? So, let’s clarify it. Firstly, this is the sodium salt of the amino acid glutamic. In general, glutamic acid is naturally present in our bodies. It is also contained in a variety of foods and additives. Glutamate has been used in food since ancient times and is extracted from seaweed. Instead of extracting and crystallizing for MSG production today, starch, beetroot, sugar cane, and sugar cane are fermented.


Is MSG really unhealthy?

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has shown that adding MSG to food is not unsafe and They also say that its lethal dose (LD50), which is the lethal dose, is higher in MSG (about 1.5%) than in salt (about 0.3%). This explains why MSG requires a higher dose of salt than is required to kill 50% of the animals tested.

Safety levels are also listed in Category 1, which includes current and future health additives. Although symptoms such as headaches and nausea have been reported after ingestion of MSG, the cause of MSG deficiency has not been established.


Moreover, Eating 3 mg or more of monosodium glutamate directly can cause headaches, nausea, lethargy, inflammation, and increased heart rate. Therefore, less than 0.5g should be applied to a normal diet.

Thus, we cannot say that the use of MSG is inappropriate and that the lack of understanding of the dosage of this additive seems to be a problem for users. It is my belief that many of the problems caused by MSG can be avoided by gaining a proper understanding of it.

Do you know ??

Foods that contain MSG as a natural flavoring,

  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Spices
  • Soy sauce
  • Seaweed
  • Mushrooms
  • Meat broth(Bouillon)
  • Hydrogenated milk or plant protein
  • Natural beef and chicken seasonings


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