What is MSG (monosodium glutamate)?
MSG, monosodium glutamate, is one of the most widely used flavor enhancers in the food industry. Some foods that may contain MSG in a fast food restaurant are chicken, sausage, ramen, soup, french fries, flavored salty snack chips, and parmesan cheese. Though it is considered safe by the US FDA, many people think that large doses of MSG can cause headaches and discomfort, known as the "Chinese restaurant syndrome.” It is shown that MSG may increase the likelihood of being overweight (1).
Probiotics Reduce Adipose Tissue
There is research the claim that the amount of adipose tissue decreases when you eat probiotics with junk food (2). In this study, the body weight of mice used for testing did not increase that much when they were fed probiotics together with MSG, as compared to feeding them MSG only.
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