Thursday, September 17, 2009

MSG and beyond

THIS is a mis-informative statement --- “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,' which is just another name for Mono sodium Glutamate.” FALSE!!!!! Why do people insist on scare tactics. I think, people love the negative.

First of all a form of MSG is found naturally in many fruits and vegetables right from the garden. (So is cyanide, I might add.)

Secondly, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein is just that, vegetable protein. And because it has vegetables, which contain MSG NATURALLY, it will have some MSG.

MSG is a trouble maker when isolated and used in massive quantities as an additive. Much like SALT or arsenic.

Too much salt causes many, many problems too. BUT salt itself is not the enemy. Over use, over eating, over doing, and over worrying is!!!

BUT, yes there is a but...

I realized I might send out the wrong message with these comments.

I do NOT think MSG is ok to eat or add to our food. I am simply frustrated with the mis-use of information to scare people into avoiding any and all processed food.

There is NO research to show naturally occurring msg is harmful. There is research that shows adding msg to foods can lead to weight gain and since obesity is a real problem, we should be avoiding msg and msg added to food.

I worry that we will delete the real warnings with all the proliferate of junk we get. Don’t be fooled, many additives are harmful, but don’t think eating all raw is ok either. God created us to digest grains cooked not sprouted. And we are encouraged by inspired writing to learn how to cook, so it not just a matter of sloping some food on a plate. Seasonings with herbs are not only tasty, but healthy.

Balance. Balance. Balance.

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