Ajinomoto, also known as Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), is a key ingredient in most Chinese foods. It is also found in many fast food products and packaged foods. Consuming excessive quantities of MSG regularly results in side-effects, which are also referred to as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome. While some studies have shown that MSG is not safe for consumption, some people experience discomfort after ingesting MSG. Common side-effects include burning sensations, breathing problems, headache, nausea, vomiting, and increased heart rate. Other major side-effects of MSG are mentioned here.
Sterility in women has been linked with the consumption of MSG. In pregnant women, it can break down the placental barrier of food supply to the baby and also adversely affect the brain neurons. High sodium content in the diet can lead to water retention and high blood pressure during pregnancy.
MSG can cause headaches in some people. Regular consumption of MSG can trigger minor headaches that can snowball into a severe migraine.
Eating food that contains MSG can result in a sudden drop or increase in heartbeats, abnormal heart rate, chest pains, and cardiac muscle arrest.
MSG induces the nerves and causes an imbalance of neurotransmitters. Regular ingestion of MSG affects the nerves. It can cause numbness, and tingling or burning sensations in the face and neck. MSG is also known to cause disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.
Consuming MSG on a regular basis can lead to overweight or obesity. The leptin hormone in our body signals the brain to stop eating. High intake of MSG may cause leptin resistance, which results in a person overeating and becoming obese.
MSG contains about one-third of the sodium found in table salt. Consuming MSG increases salt intake, which can have adverse consequences like water retention, swelling in the legs, and even lead to an increase in blood pressure. In some studies on women, MSG caused a sudden surge in their blood pressure.
MSG is a neurotransmitter that stimulates the brain cells or neurons, which can keep you awake at night and trigger insomnia. MSG may also increase the risk of snoring and sleep-related breathing disorders.
Completely Avoid Ajinomoto (Monosodium Glutamate) nowadays not only Chinese Dishes are including all the Indian Cooking like South Indian and North Indian Curries Biryanis etc are added this deadliest ingredient for taste enhancement in all the Indian Restaurants and Streetside Food etc. kindly ask a chef to not add this deadliest ingredient into your dish while ordering Chinese & Indian food ask chef or waiter, not to add Ajinomoto Specifically.