I have ambitions and dreams. . .but luckily none of them involve killing royalty and setting myself up as queen. I don't plan on going crazy either. But that one might be more likely. Oh and I do occasionally mumble about "damn spots", but fortunately they are only regarding the incessant laundry.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Once I Pop (MSG), I can't stop!
When I think of MSG (mono-sodium glutamate), I think of Chinese foods and packaging/signs touting their lack of the nasty ingredient. I had no idea why MSG was dangerous and I was confusing it with other cancer causing chemicals. The research seems mixed with some claiming that it can give you horrible headaches, heart palpitations etc. And other research suggests that in small amounts MSG is perfectly safe. The studies that grabbed me are the ones that talk about MSG's addictive and weight gaining properties. MSG is found in all kinds of stuff I never realized: Campbell's Soup (almost ALL), Pringles, Lipton soup, Doritos, fast food and basically anything processed that is salty. No wonder when I dig into some Pringles "I pop and I can't stop". And did you see the crazy goat and the crazy man commericial who are insanely hoarding and munching on the Doritos? Maybe it's not so far from the truth. Many of the studies linking obesity and MSG are done with rats. They inject baby rats with MSG and voila they become super fat rat adults who eat and eat and eat. No wonder Cream of Chicken soup casseroles are so yummy and I way overeat. What do you think?