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Accent Quiz – What Are the Facts About MSG?

John Erb, a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, made a disturbing discovery while reviewing scientific journals for a book that he was writing on the health risks posed by various food additives. In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese rats and mice for diet or diabetes studies by injecting them with MSG.

MSG is a food ‘seasoning’ marketed under the name of Accent, commonly used as a flavor enhancer in a various food preparations, particularly in restaurants and by food processors. MSG was the substance of choice for these scientists as it triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing the rodents in question to become obese.

MSG is commonly added to most frozen or processed food, including soups, chips, gravy, salad dressings and even Starbuck’s Coffee! Products that don’t actually list MSG on the label, substitute “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,” which is just another name for MSG.

Restaurant chefs commonly use MSG or a form of MSG, which is one of the reasons why restaurant food frequently tastes so much better than what we cook at home. According to John Erb, MSG is added to food for the effect it has on the human body.

Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, but it is also linked to ADHD, migraines, autism and even Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, MSG is an addictive substance. No wonder it is so hard to give up processed refined and canned food.

Our taste buds become so addicted to the flavor of these foods, feeling satisfied with real food, like fruits and vegetables, becomes a challenge. Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in increasingly larger doses to pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks and fast foods that we eat everyday.

Now you know why “Betcha can’t eat just one” so often proves true. MSG manufacturers even admit that the substance addicts people to their products, as it makes people choose their product over others. Instead of feeling satisfied by eating a handful of chips, for example, you’re left craving more. So don’t feel guilty if you have trouble sticking to your weight loss program – MSG/feeling satisfied is an oxymoron.

Several months ago, John Erb took his discovery to one of the highest level government health officials in Canada, who said that although he was aware of the damaging effects of MSG, he was not going to disclose his knowledge to the public. Big media won’t say much either — but remember who their advertisers are.

Should this information ‘go public’ fallout within the fast food industry could be huge. Food producers and restaurants have been knowingly addicting us to their products for years, and now we are paying the price. Children should not be cursed with obesity because of an addictive substance that is rampant in our food supply.

Google “MSG obese,” and, through Pubmed, you can read a few of the 115 studies on the subject. When you become convinced, spread the word to everyone you know. With your help we can start to put an end to this poisoning. It took nearly 20 years for the world to wake up to the dangers of trans-fats; perhaps, now that you’re prepared to take the ‘Accent Quiz,’ we can eliminate MSG in a more timely manner.