This Common Food Additive Should Be Avoided
Sodium Glutamate E621 is a common additive found in almost all manufactured foods. There’s almost no restaurant in the world that doesn’t use this taste enhancer. It’s one of the most harmful substances we consume every day, without even realising it!
Do you know what E621 or sodium glutamate is? Have you ever heard about this substance? You’d be surprised to find out that you’re consuming it on a daily basis and it’s wreaking havoc on your body!
Chinese Restaurant Syndrome and Side Effects
A fact worth mentioning is that over 200 thousand tons of this additive are used annually in the world. The common symptoms of E621 overdose include dizziness, migraine, visual disturbances, hormonal imbalance, nausea, weakness, dizziness, chest pain, and more. It’s also known as Chinese restaurant syndrome.
Sodium glutamate E621 comes in the form of white crystalline powder, and it’s very similar to salt and sugar. It can also be found in liquid form. It has the taste of meat soup and can be added to any food to enhance the flavor. Sodium glutamate intake causes increased cravings, and leads to overeating and obesity.
It stimulates the brain cells in much the same way as drugs do thus creating a feeling of addiction. It’s easily absorbed in the blood and brain causing a change in the genes in charge of the sense of taste.
As we already mentioned, this food additive is used in many popular food products including all sausages, hot dogs, chips, prepared soups, canned food, beer and many more. The allowed daily dose for adults is 1.5 grams, and for children less than half a gram.