Among the most common poisons that we consume daily is sodium glutamate E621, which is a common additive that is present in almost all processed foods, and is very dangerous. Especially, since almost all restaurants use it as a taste enhancer.
This additive is very similar to salt and sugar and usually comes in the form of white crystal powder. It can also be found in its liquid form. It tastes similar to meat soup and can be used as a taste enhancer to any type of food. The negative effects of sodium glutamate are increased cravings which can lead to obesity and overeating.
Because it affects the brain cells it works similarly to drugs in the creation of addiction. This is achieved by the fact that it is easily absorbed in the blood and then the brain, changing the genes responsible for the sense of taste.
Sodium glutamate is used as an additive in many processed foods, such as: sausages, hot dogs, chips, canned food, beer, prepared soups and more. The recommended daily dosage is 1,5 grams for adults and less than a gram for children.
The most common symptoms associated with the overdose of sodium glutamate are visual disturbances, nausea, weakness, chest pain, migraine, dizziness, hormonal imbalance and others. These are caused by the incredible 200 thousand tons of annual usage of this flavor additive in the world. It is known as Chinese restaurant syndrome.
Japanese scientist were the first to discover it, and to take notice that it helps improve the taste of foods, especially canned food, fast food and frozen food.
DUE TO ITS INCREASING POPULARITY IT HAS BECOME A COMMON FLAVOR ADDITIVE USED FOR IMPROVING SALES IN AMERICA.
The negative side effects of sodium glutamate are numerous and by far out do the taste enhancement. Firstly, it changes the taste receptors of your tongue and making food taste better that in actually is. Thus, creating cravings for food you would otherwise not taste this way, and making you addicted to processed food, such as chips, sweets, ready-made meals and many others.
A STUDY CONDUCTED ON MICE THAT WERE GIVEN SODIUM GLUTAMATE HAS SHOWN THAT THEY LOST THEIR SIGHT.
It is important to note that this additive (E621) is incredibly profitable for food manufacturers since it’s very cheap on one hand, and increases sales on the other. So buying processed food can be very dangerous for your health. Every time you buy this type of food make sure it doesn’t contain this additive. You can improve the taste of your meals by adding natural spices which are a much healthier alternative to this poison.
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