Without being aware of it, we consume this white poison every day- and it’s not sugar or salt!
Sodium glutamate E621 is one of the scariest and extremely harmful ingredients that we consume on a regular basis. It is a common additive that we can find in almost all manufactured foods (like chips, canned food, sausages, prepared soups, beer and many more).
Moreover, there’s hardly a restaurant that doesn’t use this taste enhancer.
Sodium glutamate E621 is used in a form of white powder (with crystals), and it’s similar (when we see it) to sugar and salt. It can be also found in liquid form and the taste is like meat soup. This chemical ingredient can be added to any food (sweet or salty) to give “better” taste and to enhance the flavor.
Sodium glutamate leads to obesity and overeating and causes increased cravings.
It stimulates the brain cells almost on same way as drugs do. It actually creates a feeling of addiction! It’s easily absorbed in the brain and blood and can cause changes in the genes which are in charge of the sense of taste.
The “allowed” daily dose that adults can consume is 1.5 grams, and for children is less than 0,5 gram.
But there is over 200 thousand tons of this chemical additive which are used on annual basis in the world.
Which are the common symptoms of E621 overdose?
- visual disturbances
- hormonal imbalance
- chest pain and more.
E621 additive also known as Chinese restaurant syndrome.
The scientist Ikeda Kikunae was first person who discovered it in 1907 in Japan. He found that this substance actually substitutes sugar or salt, improves the flavor and the taste of food, especially the aroma of fast, canned and frozen food.
This common food additive became very popular all over the world and today it is used in almost every type of food in America.
Even though it gives better taste (especially better aroma) of food products, sodium glutamate also brings on a lot of side effects. For example it affects the receptors of the tongue making food tastier than it actually is.
That’s why it makes people addicted to processed food like sweets, chips, meals already made for microwave etc.
E621 (sugar or salt substitute) is extremely beneficial for food manufacturers because it increases sales of the products and reduces the cost of production.
Be careful next time when you buy food products and try to avoid products that contain E621 additive.
Natural spices are way better and healthier alternative then this chemical food additive.
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