Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
No one can deny the fact that monosodium glutamate is dangerous for our health. The most common complaints regarding monosodium glutamate are burning sensation of the mouth, head, and neck, headaches, weakness in arms and legs, upset stomach, and even skin-related allergies.
Some studies even suggest that monosodium glutamate is linked to obesity. Yet, most food manufacturers use monosodium glutamate to supercharge taste. The worst part? Doctors say that MSG acts as an excitotoxin in the brain, meaning that consuming it overstimulates dopamine production, creating the fake sensation of well-being.
In other words, MSG is addictive.