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    Raspy Rawls
    Raspy Rawls

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    Post  Raspy Rawls on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:20 pm

    I recently started watching a new documentary on Netflix called,"Hungry for Change". While watching it they started talking about this research that had been done on mice to incite obesity. It said there was something called MSG that was fed to the mice that caused them to eat more. So you know me lol, I went digging lol. This is what I found out.....


    Now what is MSG? Monosodium Glutamate, also known as Sodium Glutamate, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally occurring non-essential amino acids.[1] It was classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and by the European Union as a food additive. MSG has the HS code 29224220 and the E number E621.[2] The glutamate of MSG confers the same umami taste of glutamate from other foods, being chemically identical.[3] Industrial food manufacturers market and use MSG as a flavor enhancer because it balances, blends and rounds the total perception of other tastes.[4][5] Trade names of monosodium glutamate include Ac'cent, Aji-No-Moto, and Vetsin.

    Alright now we see from here that it is a flavor enhancer. We taste thru our nose, so in order for you to have an enhanced flavor, some smell must be detected.

    In 1968 Dr. John Olney started conducting experiments on mice using MSG. (Mice are frequently used as test animals because they react most like humans to MSG.) Obsessed with the microscopic changes in the brains of the mice he overlooked something quite dramatic first noticed by his assistant. She pointed out to him that all of the mice were grossly obese. At first he thought it was just a fluke, but as the experiment progressed he noticed that indeed all the mice fed MSG became grossly grossly obese. Since his early observation, other studies have confirmed that MSG causes gross obesity in animals. At an international neuroscience meeting, Dr. Olney was asked if he thought the reason AMericans were so obese was, in Fact, due to their high consumption of MSG additives. The question was never answered, but since that conference in the 1970’s, America has undergone this virtual epidemic of gross obesity, especially among its youth.

    While most will attribute the problem to children’s couch-potato lifestyles or diets high in sugar and other forms of carbohydrate and fat, other research has been conducted that sheds further light on the theory of MSG-induced obestity. One study discovered that animals fed MSG soon after birth preferred foods that were high in carbohydrates and low in nutritional value. They also ate less, but ate rapidly. In other words, they were eating like teenagers.


    MSG can also be called hydrolyzed protein, sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, autolyzed yeast and yeast extract on the ingredient food list. The food chemicals giant Ajinomoto Corp, now owned by General Foods, pumps out a third of the 1.5 million tons of monosodium glutamate we eat every year - from India to Indonesia 'Ajinomoto' means MSG. The breakthrough to America came in the aftermath of World War Two. Like pizza and vermouth, MSG was a taste American soldiers brought home with them. They weren't aware that MSG was what they'd liked in Japan - but the US Army catering staff noticed that their men enjoyed the leftover ration packs of the Japanese Army much more than they did their own, and began to ask why. MSG arrived in America at a key moment. Mass production of processed food was booming. But canning, freezing and pre-cooking have a grave technical problem in common - loss of flavour. And MSG was a cheap and simple additive that made everything taste better. It went into tinned soups, salad dressings, processed meats, carbohydrate-based snacks, ice cream, bread, canned tuna, chewing gum, baby food and soft drinks. As the industry progressed, it was used in frozen, chilled and dehydrated ready meals. MSG is crucial in no-fat or low-fat food, where natural flavour is lost with the extraction of oils. It's now found in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. We now know that glutamate is present in almost every food stuff, and that the protein is so vital to our functioning that our own bodies produce 40 grams of it a day. Probably the most significant discovery in explaining human interest in MSG is that human milk contains large amounts of glutamate (at about 10 times the levels present in cow's milk). Babies have very basic taste buds: it's believed that mother's milk offers two taste enhancements - sugar (as lactose) and umami (as glutamate) in the hope that one or other will get the little blighters drinking. Which means mothers' milk and a packet of cheese'n'onion crisps have rather more in common than you'd think. Our body produces it also, so either way, a kid is feed this in large amounts as a kid. This forms a pattern of them wanting this savory flavor.

    The MSG doesn't make you fat, it sends the signals to you that this food taste so fukn good. So you want more of it, when the food is not as good as you may wanna believe. Now you're eating more of unhealthy food, because of the signals sent to your brain from your nose is that this savory flavor is the best. MSG takes over the nerve cells in the brain’s taste centers and overloads the nerve synapses with a false sensation of great taste. The chemical effect excites the neurons in the brain so much that many of them literally excite themselves to death. Picture the neuron as a long green bean in your head, swelling, exploding, and two hours later being taken away by tiny undertakers called macrophages. There are no signs of discomfort while you basically undergo
    neurological injury. The dead neurons are not replaced.

    Please be on the look out of MSG in your food. Here's a link to help you better recognize it


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