Food. It’s the one thing most of us like to indulge in at least three times a day. For some, as long as it’s “food”, it doesn’t matter what it is. Maybe we should remind these people about haggis. Better yet, there are foods that are considered taboo in the United States but would probably be the solution for many of our food issues, especially with nationwide hunger. Insects come to mind.
However, science has discovered that some of our foods, or at least too much of certain ingredients, are making a lot of us sick. Apparently, sugar is far more dangerous than marijuana, caffeine does effect our brains, and alcohol doesn’t kill brain cells. We do, however, have fake foods passing as the real thing in supermarkets thanks to Monsanto.
But are all the things we say are bad truly bad? Enter the culprit, monosodium glutamate a.k.a. MSG. Known to be in New York Style Chinese Food as a preservative and flavor enhancer, it has been blamed for many health problems. However, is that ingredient really the culprit? The YouTube channel, Reactions, is taking on this popular thought in a video they uploaded on August 25, 2014. Right now, it has over 345,000 views with over 1,300 likes. Exactly 200 people don’t care if MSG is bad for you or not. Still, this video is in the list for The Most Popular Videos on Youtube as of the publication of this article.
The details given for the video are quoted below.
“Few ingredients come with as much baggage as MSG. Otherwise known as monosodium glutamate, the compound has had a bad reputation for nearly 50 years, so we at Reactions felt it was time to clear its name. In this video, we debunk MSG myths and explain why the scientific consensus is that this flavor enhancer, known for its savory umami flavor, is perfectly safe for the vast majority of people.”
For those who watched the video, are you happy that MSG isn’t exactly the dangerous culprit society has made it out to be? Will this change your opinions or preferences for Chinese food? Please let us know in the comments below.