Considering that monosodium glutamate, or MSG as it is more commonly known, is linked to many serious health conditions, including: hormonal imbalances, weight gain, brain damage, obesity, headaches, and more, you may be shocked to learn how prevalent it is. MSG is almost always found in processed, prepared, and packaged foods. But, here are some lesser-known food sources of this harmful chemical. Be sure to check out my blog tomorrow, “Are You Eating MSG Without Knowing It?” which will tell you the many names of MSG and what to look for on food labels.
1. Soup—Most soups, even most homemade soup contains MSG, even if the cook swears it doesn’t. That’s because most soup bases, commercial stocks, and bouillion powder and cubes contain MSG.
2. Spice Mixtures—Love that Cajun seasoning, TexMex rub, or other spice mixture? Most spice mixtures contain MSG—frequently as autolyzed yeast or yeast extract.