monosodium-glutamate-side-effects-300x225                    Now I’m sure your no stranger to the word MSG but if your anything like me, you may have just assumed it was some seasoning used in a specific type of chinese food that you wouldn’t even eat in the first place. To be completely honest, I knew it was bad for me but didn’t even think I’d come across it in my daily diet (since I eat pretty healthfully) till I watched the documentary “Hungry for Change” and was enlightened to this real enemy amongst our food supply!

              First, let’s talk about the picture above! MSG is actually used in labs to make laboratory mice OBESE!!! That’s right when they need to test out a new weight loss drug or strategy and need to start off with a plump mouse, scientists inject MSG into these poor creatures and they just about double in size! Can you believe this is in our food supply!!?!? I know, please, go ahead, get as angry as I am. This is RIDICULOUS!! There is a very basic but wonderfully enlightening website called that you can check out to find in detail information about all the different studies that have been done as well as a comprehensive list of foods you should avoid. In general, it’s found primarily in places you (being a sweet and skinny peep) already know to stay away from like McDonalds (chicken, beef AND in the fries’ seasoning!), Burger King (chicken, sausage, even their new veggie burger) and KFC (pretty much everything on the menu). Some less obvious places include canned soups (progresso, you disappoint me), parmesan cheese, ranch dressing, dorito’s, cheetos and even deli meats! Once again, another great reason to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and whole grains! Anything that isn’t natural, REAL food is just that, not real food. So do your body a favor and only put the good stuff in! I promise you it will pay you back for the rest of your life. :)

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