Avoid Monosodium Glutamate ("MSG")!!
MSG is a combination of glutamic acid and table salt, considered to be an “excitotoxin” for stimulating taste buds. What does that mean? It is basically a bad thing trying to fool the brain into thinking that a food tastes better than it really does. Consider it food manipulation, and that is just not right.
Basically, natural glutamates are present in foods such as meat, cheese and tomatoes. But the evil character is the processed one, where processed MSG should be avoided at all costs.
MSG has a negative impact on brain chemistry which promotes overeating and metabolic disruption. There are numerous studies linking MSG consumption with higher increase to Lou Gehrig's, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's diseases. We are not saying outright there is, but the fact that it warranted a study should tell you to avoid it.
MSG should be avoided and beware it's other name which can include hydrolyzed protein, natural flavor, sodium caseinate, broth, carrageenan, glutamate, yeast extract, and rice syrup.