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Accent Quiz – What Are the Facts About MSG?

John Erb, a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, made a disturbing discovery while reviewing scientific journals for a book he was writing on the health risks posed by various food additives. In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists have created obese rats and mice for dietary or diabetes studies by injecting them with MSG.

MSG is a food “seasoning” marketed under the name Accent, commonly used as a flavor enhancer in various food preparations, especially in restaurants and by food processors. MSG was the substance of choice for these scientists because it triples the amount of insulin created by the pancreas, causing obesity in the rodents in question.

MSG is commonly added to most frozen or processed foods, including soups, fries, gravy, salad dressings, and even Starbucks coffee! Products that don’t actually mention MSG on the label substitute “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,” which is just another name for MSG.

Restaurant chefs commonly use MSG or some form of MSG, which is one reason restaurant food often tastes better than what we cook at home. According to John Erb, MSG is added to food for its effect on the human body.

Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, but it’s also been linked to ADHD, migraines, autism, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Also, MSG is an addictive substance.. No wonder it’s so hard to give up refined and canned processed foods.

Our taste buds become so dependent on the flavor of these foods that feeling satisfied with real food, such as fruits and vegetables, becomes a challenge. Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in increasingly larger doses to the prepackaged meals, soups, snacks and fast foods we consume every day.

Now you know why “Betcha can’t eat just one” so often turns out to be true. The makers of MSG even admit that the substance makes people addicted to their products because it makes people choose their product over others. Instead of feeling full eating a handful of crisps, for example, you crave more. So don’t feel guilty if you’re having trouble sticking to your weight loss plan – MSG/feeling satisfied is an oxymoron.

Several months ago, John Erb reported his discovery to one of Canada’s top government health officials, who said that although he was aware of the ill effects of MSG, he was not going to communicate their knowledge to the public. The mainstream media won’t say much either – but remember who their advertisers are.

If this information were to be made public, the fallout within the fast food industry could be enormous. Food producers and restaurants have knowingly made us dependent on their products for years, and now we are paying the price. Children shouldn’t be cursed with obesity because of an addictive substance that plagues our diets.

Google “obese MSG” and, via Pubmed, you can read some of the 115 studies on the subject. When you’re convinced, spread the word to everyone you know. With your help, we can begin to put an end to this poisoning. It took almost 20 years for the world to realize the dangers of trans fats; maybe, now that you’re ready to take the “accent quiz”, we can weed out the GMS faster.

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