MSG employs numerous mechanisms in your body to make you FAT!!! I’m sure you’ve all heard that MSG is bad for you. But do you know exactly why? Or where it lurks? You may be surprised. Food manufacturers put MSG in EVERYTHING because it is the perfect flavor enhancer, making their products taste great, enticing you to buy them again and again. MSG is one of the main reasons the United States is suffering from an obesity epidemic.
Among researchers, it is common industry knowledge to use MSG if you want to fatten up lab animals for study. Researchers inject lab mice, rats, or any kind of animal with MSG, which makes them morbidly obese. They become obese because the MSG renders them insulin resistant (unable to get glucose (sugar) into the cells to burn as energy) as well as make them constantly hungry. With all that insulin in the blood, the hapless rats pack on the grams (pounds for us!). Insulin is the hormone that signals the body to store fat. Any time you get a rise in blood sugar (you eat a big meal or sweets, for instance) you get a rise in insulin. You can guess what happens.