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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Boat Loads of MSG in McDonalds food. Are You Lovin It?

Boat Loads of MSG in McDonalds food. Are You Lovin It?  When I consider this article in depth, I am left to wonder about the damage that is being done to the brains and nervous systems of young children who gobble up this garbage without a care in the world because their parents are totally unaware or don't care what they are feeding their kids.  



Many Popular McDonalds food items contain MSG (free glutamate) from various sources.
A quick look at the McDonalds ingredient list on their website makes it absolutely clear to the MSG informed. McDonalds food contains MSG (free glutamate) in many of their most popular food items. Do you eat Chicken McNuggets or Premium Chicken Breast Strips because you think they may be healthier than other things at McDonalds? If you understand at all what MSG (free glutamate) does to your body (obesity), brain, endocrine system, then you’ll want to know what to stay away from food-wise. I can’t recommend people not eat at McDonalds at all because that’s not my place, but it’s fast food and you know it’s not health food. The list following are food items on the McDonalds menu that contain MSG (free glutamate) from various sources. The ingredients listed are known to contain or are typically suspected to contain MSG (free glutamic acid) unless noted otherwise. The underlined ingredients are huge give-aways and Always contain MSG (free glutamate/glutamic acid). Also see our list of Hidden Sources of MSG on Food Labels.
Big Mac® Sauce:
  • Vegetable Protein (hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat)
Chicken Selects® Premium Breast Strip:
  • Seasoning (Autolyzed Yeast Extract, maltodextrin, chicken broth, natural flavor)
Grilled Chicken Breast Filet:
  • Seasoning (maltodextrin, spices, autolyzed yeast extract, hydrolyzed (corn gluten, soy, wheat gluten), chicken broth, natural flavors
Southern Style Crispy Chicken Breast Filet:
  • Yeast Extract, Carrageenan***, maltodextrin, natural flavors
  Chicken McNuggets contain MSG (free glutamate).
French Fries
  • Natural Beef Flavor CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK (Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients)
Chicken McNuggets®:
  • Chicken Flavor (Autolyzed Yeast Extract, natural flavoring)
Barbeque Sauce:
  • Soy Sauce
Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce:
  • Soy Sauce
Creamy Ranch Sauce:
  • Monosodium glutamate,
  Yes the fries have MSG. It's beef flavoring that is hydrolyzed.
Chili Lime Tortilla Strips:
  • Autolyzed Yeast Extract, maltodextrin, citric acid
Grilled Chicken Breast Filet:
  • Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed (corn gluten, soy, wheat gluten) proteins, chicken broth, natural flavors
Newman’s Own® Low Fat Family Recipe Italian Dressing:
  • Hydrolyzed soy protein, citric acid
Sausage Patty:
  • Whey protein concentrate, monosodium glutamate, citric acid, BHA and BHT** Note: BHA & BHT do not contain MSG but there are other health risks. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, consider BHA to be possibly carcinogenic to humans, and the State of California has listed it as a carcinogen. Some studies show the same cancer causing possibilities for BHT
  Southern Style Chicken Sandwich has MSG (free glutamate)
Hash Browns:
  • Natural Beef Flavor (wheat and milk derivatives) Note: Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients.
Sausage & Scrambled Egg Mix:
  • Monosodium Glutamate
Southern Style Crispy Breakfast Chicken Breast:
  • Yeast Extract, carrageenan***, maltodextrin, natural flavor
***A Note About Carrageenan
“Carrageenan increases free radicals. It is a polysaccharide made from a seaweed, the substance is known to produce intense inflammatory reactions when injected into tissues. In fact, the intense reaction is so reproducible it is used when researchers want to study inflammation. Inflammation is strongly associated with intense free-radical production within tissues. It also may promote accelerated bowel cancer growth.” Carrageenan is used as a thickener. When even small amounts of carrageenan are injected near developing tumors in animals, tumor growth, and eventual metastasis, increases dramatically1.”
-Source: Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills by Russell Blaylock M.D.
1.) Raz A, Levine G, Khomiak Y. Acute local inflammation potentiates tumor growth in mice. Cancer Letters 148(2000): 115-120


"Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage to varying degrees." 
-Russell Blaylock, M.D. 
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
"Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills"
Sources of MSG include: MSG, Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Vegetable
Protein, Hydrolyzed Plant Protein, Plant Protein Extract, Sodium Caseinate, Calcium Caseinate,
Yeast Extract, Textured Protein, Autolyzed Protein, Autolyzed Yeast, and Hydrolyzed Oat Flour.
Additives frequently containing MSG: Malt extract, Malt Flavoring, Bouillon, Broth, Stock,
Flavoring, Natural Flavoring, Natural Beef or Chicken Flavoring, Seasoning and Spices.
Additives that may contain MSG or Excitotoxins: Carrageenan, Enzymes, Soy Protein Concentrate,
Soy Protein Isolate, and Protein Concentrate. Protease enzymes of various sources can release
excitotoxin amino acids from food proteins.
Foods to watch out for include: Soybean milk (naturally high in glutamate / often has hydrolyzed
vegetable protein added to it), kombu, miso, and soy sauces all contain MSG.
Reference:
Blaylock, R. (1997).Excitotoxins – The Taste That Kills, Albuquerque, NM: Health Press NA.

Boat Loads of MSG in McDonalds food. Are You Lovin It?  Until people, whether parents or not educate themselves on this toxic poison being pumped into them through the "food" that they consume at McDonalds, people will continue to suffer the consequences of chemical poisoning.  For that is what it is, plain and simple.


7 comments:

  1. This article was a waste of my time reading... MSG has never been officially proven to be bad for your body in sensible quantities; just like any food too much can be bad, however most governments will give it a thumbs up when it is used appropriately. Even if it is used inappropriately the worst it will do is give you a head ache, anything else is a clear placebo effect. This article is clearly by one f them biased dumb nuts with a grudge against fast food who doesn't debate with legit facts.

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    1. I happen to be very sensitive to MSG. It never occurred to me to worry about McDs and I had their big breakfast four and a half hours ago and quite suddenly had to go to bed and slept for four hours, even missing a call from work. My phone was on the pillow next to me! This is what happens when l have a lot of MSG. I just never thought of any of those breakfast times could have MSG, but l read this and it made sense. Four hours I was out. I'd only gotten up three hours before from a good night's sleep. I'm guessing you don't believe in global warming either, right.

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    2. I happen to be very sensitive to MSG. It never occurred to me to worry about McDs and I had their big breakfast four and a half hours ago and quite suddenly had to go to bed and slept for four hours, even missing a call from work. My phone was on the pillow next to me! This is what happens when l have a lot of MSG. I just never thought of any of those breakfast times could have MSG, but l read this and it made sense. Four hours I was out. I'd only gotten up three hours before from a good night's sleep. I'm guessing you don't believe in global warming either, right.

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  2. Well Patrick MSG must not affect you at all for you to write such rubbish, i have massive allergic reactions to MSG and any other food flavour enhancers for that fact. If you are one of the lucky people that is not affected in anyway then good for you, but please have a little respect for people like me who can become covered in rash face swell up like a red balloon and have difficulty breathing. These companys should be made to give warning that there food contains all these man made flavour enhancers, take out these flavour enhancers and you have very borring food that wouldn't sell, it is that simple! Atleast now people are getting educated on how bad these flavour enhancers can be for some people, i very rarely eat fast food but when i do i really suffer and that goes for just about all fast food providers certainly all the well known ones like KFC, Hungry Jacks, Oporto, Nandos, pizza Hut, Eagle boys,Dominos etc. MSG is only one name but ther is many simular products that are just as bad if not worse and all these companies are excellent at hiding there additives with other names. Any additive in the 600's should be avoided like the plauge if you are an allergic type of person as these can make you very unwell. 621 is MSG but 624, 635 and on it goes is just as bad and very toxic. Get some better education before you make false statements.

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  3. Euroka it sounds to me like the other person is educated... My partner has strawberry allergies... Does that make strawberries bad too. No, for a matter of fact strawberries are great for you as long as you aren't allergic. And if you'd gone on McDonald's website you'd of known they do talk about the free glutamines (which isn't msg btw) which cause a reaction like MSG. But hey, this is just someone educated saying stuff. Also, I there is no conclusive evidence that MSG is harmful however all artificial colors and favors should be banned in all food!

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  4. Msg gives me gout -- always, so it is good to know so that you can balance the meals accordingly...

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  5. So I did not realized that MSG was in McDonalds food but I am convinced. Anytime I eat food with MSG I have horrible dreams, sweating, and dry mouth. Had McDonald's for lunch and thought I would take a nap. OMG. Woke up from a nightmare and said the only time this happens is when I eat MSG. Googled MSG and McDonalds and sure enough I had some French Fries.

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