Let's Talk About MSG

Discussion in 'Weight Loss Nutrition and Recipes' started by Turbolag, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Turbolag

    Turbolag TID's Official Donut Tester

    Oct 14, 2012
    So, I've been reading up lately on MSG. It is literally everywhere in food sources! I'm working on setting up a meal plan that will limit MSG consumption, and its a lot more difficult than I thought. Pretty much anything in powder form, or processed has MSG or a similar type substance.

    So I've been working on an MSG free food list. Please feel free to add your own addition. I would love to hear everyone's suggestions.

    So far:

    Meat: Eggs, chicken, steak

    Carbohydrates: Rice, potatoes, hashbrowns (Not 100% on these yet), steel cut oats, corn, pasta noodles (Not 100% on that one)

    Fruits/vegetable: Any fresh fruit, or raw vegetable

    I don't have a large list yet, but am still researching, and hoping for input from everyone.

    Some foods I'm not sure about: Bacon, turkey bacon, breakfast sausage, frozen hashbrowns, shredded cheddar cheese, or sprinkle cheese,

    Foods that are out: cottage cheese, yogurt, low fat milk, any powdered cheese items, a lot of canned soup items, a lot of mixes from a box.

    So lets try to add to the list for everyone to benefit from!
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  2. reloader77724

    reloader77724 Senior Member

    Feb 5, 2015
    This sounds interesting.
  3. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    its in the cream of sum yung gai
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  4. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

    Nov 1, 2010
    What is it about MSG that is so troubling to you? Do you have high blood pressure? I'm not trying to argue that it's not the best thing in the world, but how do you think it's affecting you?
  5. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    My Chinese food place says MSG Free on the menu, but if you park in the back, there are big empty boxes of MSG. Would they lie to me ?? :liar:
  6. IronCore

    IronCore Bigger Than MAYO - VIP

    Sep 9, 2010
    Break down in translation... a simple mis-communication... it mean they no charga you extra fo da MSG...
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  7. Turbolag

    Turbolag TID's Official Donut Tester

    Oct 14, 2012
    Honestly, I've never paid attention to it. I have been reading that MSG can trigger anxiety and depression, and that limiting it can benefit you.

    So I thought I'd give it a shot. Maybe 2 weeks to see how it goes, then just continue from there.

    Its not about weight loss or anything. Strictly for mental improvement.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
  8. enjoy_tren

    enjoy_tren Senior Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    Its tough to kjow what has msg. It can be listed under "natural flavoring". Your best bet is to not eat anything you dont make and not eat anything that comes in a package
  9. Bro Bundy

    Bro Bundy MuscleHead

    Nov 1, 2012
    every see a china man throw away garbage ...i never did what does that tell u..i wouldnt eat that shit if u payed me
  10. Turbolag

    Turbolag TID's Official Donut Tester

    Oct 14, 2012
    I was at the health food store yesterday, and was asking a lady that worked there about their products and if they have MSG. She also said to avoid anything that says natural flavoring.

    Really cuts your options down.

    Seem like making it yourself like you mentioned is the best way to avoid it.
  11. IronCore

    IronCore Bigger Than MAYO - VIP

    Sep 9, 2010
    not trying to be a dick... but I highly doubt cutting out MSG is going to help your mental issues... you need medication... #NotTryinToBeADick
  12. Dsly

    Dsly Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    The latest and most comprehensive research shows that MSG is not bad for you. No issues with asthmatics like previously thought, no neurological issues... Nothing.

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