I can' t tolerate MSG and avoid it when I can read a label. It makes me dizzy and nauseous. Sometimes after I eat some foods I feel the same way and after reading an email about MSG – I think I know better what is going on. MSG or HVP [Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein / another name for MSG] is in a lot of food we eat at home or eat out – in both fast and slow food places and it is addictive!
MSG has been touted as a health benefit - especially for older people as it causes them to eat more; although I would never equate eating more with getting better nutrition.
There have been studies showing that monosodium glutamate [ MSG] is addictive and is related to obesity. It is like nicotine in that it is a known additive that creates an addiction – but that no one wants to admit to. It would mean taking on the food industry. [The MSG fact website says it is not true that MSG is related to obesity.]