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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Anyone out there avoid MSG or have problems when they eat it? It is the 1 "seasoning" that i always hear/read horrible things about. Other spices and herbs have seveal health benefits but MSG does not. it is just an "flavor enhancer". it works by mimicing other body chemicals and tricking your toungue.

Any one knows what would work as a substitute, or do they find it is not needed when cooking or making homemade spice mixes?
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  • LOSER05
    I avoid it.
    1833 days ago
    Migraine Synthesis Generator?
    1837 days ago
    It IS used very often in Chinese food; even when the restaurants advertise that they don't use it; THEY STILL DO! I can TELL; bc I get a head ache from it. I ALWAYS try to drink LOTS OF WATER when I eat Chinese food & THAT helps a lot.

    I am not aware of ANYTHING that could be used as a substitute for MSG!
    1838 days ago
    I think its one of those things that you don't miss if you never had it. Kinda like it is really easy not to smoke if you never started to begin with, but once you are hooked...
    1838 days ago
    Well, I know it's in chinese food. I like chinese food BETTER when it was msg. I believe it's the reason people often eat chinese food and then want more about 30 minutes later. But yes, also believe it's bad for you.

    I think it's a salt derivative.
    1838 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    I think MSG is used mostly in chinese restaurants but a lot of them have stopped
    because so many people have a nasty re-action to msg .
    Mrs Dash has a line of different mixed flavourings for cooking,but I prefer to try mixing my own, much healthier and you know exactly what is going into your meals.

    Have fun!! emoticon
    1838 days ago
    I haven't had MSG for years, at least not knowingly. I avoid it. A 70's thing!
    1838 days ago
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