MSG.

by Jeremy Michaels

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MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) 
is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in foods. It has many harmful effects such as headaches and migraines, disorientation, depression, eye damage, fatigue, and effects the neurological pathways of your brain and disengages the “I’m full” function to your brain which causes you to eat more and gain weight.

If you consume processed foods regularly, or eat out very often, it is very likely that you are feeding your body a substantial amount of MSG. And this amount might be a lot more than you are aware of. This is because MSG is added to many processed foods, in disguise of at least 20 different names.

The following food ingredients always contain MSG:

  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • Glutamate
  • Glutamic acid
  • Hydrolyzed protein
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP)
  • Autolyzed plant protein
  • Textured protein
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Yeast food
  • Yeast extract
  • Yeast nutrient
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Maltodextrins
  • Hydrolyzed oat flour

And the following food ingredients often contain MSG:

  • Malt extract
  • Malt flavoring
  • Malted barley flavor
  • Barley malt
  • Flavors, Flavorings
  • Natural flavorings
  • Natural chicken, beef or pork flavorings or seasonings
  • Reaction flavors
  • Caramel flavoring
  • Caramel coloring
  • Food seasonings
  • Bouillon
  • Broth
  • Stock

So it seems like it is not easy to avoid MSG in your diet if you consume quite a bit of processed foods. And since many restaurants also use MSG in preparing their foods, you are likely to encounter more MSG when you eat out.

Don’t be fooled by those who claim that just a little bit of MSG won’t harm you or even kill. You are probably taking in more than just a bit of MSG when you are not careful. This is because the amounts add up from different sources. And MSG can bring you neurotoxic side effects.

The best way of avoiding MSG is to prepare your own meals using fresh ingredients (without using MSG, of course) as often as possible.

10 Important Relationship Reminders For The Fellas.

by Jeremy Michaels

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1. Don’t get so comfortable that you stop pursuing her. Smart men never stop making their woman feel wanted. A man who continues to pursue his woman when he already has her, keeps her.

2. Don’t forget to make her smile a priority to you. The man who works for her smile, earns and keeps her heart.

3. Keep your word. A consistent man is a worthy one. Trust is one of the main foundations to a strong healthy relationship.

4. Don’t try to manipulate situations. Be man enough to admit when you’re wrong, be strong enough to make it right.

5. Don’t make her feel like she’s competing for your time. Make sure she knows she’s valuable to you. It’s never about having time, it’s about making time. Effort is everything.

6. Don’t get lazy. There’s always somebody else that wants what you have. Protect your treasure with your love, appreciation and effort. Don’t get lazy in making her happy, protected, secured, satisfied, pleased and appreciated.

7. Don’t judge. Everyone makes mistakes and learns from them. Don’t judge her mistakes or her past. And most importantly don’t judge her ways of being just because you’re different or think differently. Enjoy her for who she is or leave her alone. Acceptance is key.

8. Don’t assume she knows you care. Show her love, support and care every chance you get. Write letters, send flowers, give massages, listen to her, give her feedback, give her compliments, etc. Show love by both your actions and words and get creative.

9. Don’t stop doing the little things. Be romantic, be spontaneous, be her outlet. Don’t become predictable. Think about what’s most important.

10. Don’t give up so easily. When a real man wants something, he does what he has to do to get it and keep it. Only if she’s worth the effort and time.