Japan's life expectancy ranks in the top three, while the United States ranks 37th on average, and the fattest people rank 12th in the world, while Japan ranks 185th. But don't worry bro, you're gluten and MSG free. Also, do yourself a favor and reduce your sodium intake.
Originally published November 22, 2018. Updated on Monday, May 22, 2023
Japanese cuisine loves glutamate, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) is its cousinUmamiIt comes from (psst, an old Japanese secret). By the way, they are called Dominic Toretto and his team, so the body metabolizes them through the same process.
Japanese food is one of the healthiest in the world (not the American version)However, the Japanese diet is rich in natural glutamate, the delicious monosodium glutamate (MSG), and gluten, since the Japanese use wheat to make pasta and soy sauce.Not surprisingly, we Americans have turned Japanese food into food for people who need dumbbells and diabetes meds.
The ranking data comes from Encyclopedia Britannica ProCon.org
Also, the Japanese are not deficient in gluten as it is found in most pasta and soy sauce. Still, they are superior to Americans and have less fat while living the lives of tentacle-loving perverts.
Only we Muricans can say that our fat carcasses have no added MSG, are gluten free and ultimately provide a very profitable organic fertilizer.
Glutamate occurs naturally in many plants and proteins
The human body naturally also contains themGlutamate, which acts as a neurotransmitterEssential for brain function and metabolism.
„MSG occurs naturally in many foods, like tomatoes and cheese. Instead of extracting and crystallizing from seaweed broth, MSG is produced by fermenting starch, beets, sugar cane or molasses. "–www.fda.gov
Glutamate occurs naturally, and Italian cuisine makes abundant use of glutamate-rich savory ingredients, such as cheese (from Parmesan to mozzarella), tomatoes, pepperoni, anchovies and mushrooms.
- Other foods that naturally contain glutamate:Asparagus, peas, broccoli, sweet corn, leeks, pecans, walnuts, mushrooms, milk, nuts (walnuts), cheese, wheat, grape juice and proteins: seafood, chicken, beef, especially dry cooked meats, to name a few example. For more information, seeglutamine.org.
US food makers and restaurants happy to use MSG
Here are some American food manufacturers and restaurants that use MSG, but there should be more:
Whether glutamate occurs naturally in your body or people around the world use MSG, people often ask:"Do you use MSG?" At an Asian restaurant in the US. However, it is used in processed foods like salad dressings, sauces, condiments, and in restaurants like KFC and Applebees, as well as local diners.Because MSG is associated with Chinese food, even though it is natural and plant-based, for many non-Asians it is considered a horrible foreign ingredient by certain groups.
go to that restaurant
There is nothing tastier and American than MSG at your local American restaurant that doesn't specialize in processed food or fast food as many local restaurants use processed food (those fried foods would be ok without the delicious MSG dipping sauce Not tasty, which usually they are not). independently produced).
- Burger King, Chick-fil-A, KFC, Popeye's, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Applebee's.
Why are there so many complaints about Chinese food and MSG? not like italian food, American Chinese food has a lot of sauces, usually made with soy sauce (fixture) and oyster sauce (desire) are high in sodium. Instead of ditching MSG, stick to Chinese food that is usually less sweet and salty in the Chinese community.The Chinese invented soy sauce, thereby providing a way to use salt, a then-precious ingredient.
This list and how it's used as a flavor enhancer to reduce salt in processed meats to reduce sodium are just some of the beneficial uses for food processors.
- Campbell's soups and condensed soups(canned soup), Doritos and chips in a variety of flavors such as Pringles® Sour Cream and Onion Crisps(chips),Akzentgewürz, Goya Sazon(spices), a lot of salad dressing(association)i Cool Ranch Doritos, Dean's French Onion Dip, Tostito's Medium Queso Blanco Dip,(spices).notes:Many sources list mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and mayonnaise as MSG ingredients, but I can't find any reputable brands that contain pure MSG (maybe they switch to a synthetic source).
- Other names for flavor enhancers may contain naturally occurring glutamate (marketers shy away from MSG):Natural flavor or seasoning, natural beef or chicken flavor, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP contains more than 10-30% monosodium glutamate), hydrolyzed milk, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soybean extract, protein isolate, Vegetable protein and structured vegetable protein may contain MSG.
- MSG and HVP:"While MSG and HVP are often used interchangeably to refer to the same ingredient, MSG is only one ingredient of HVP. HVP can contain up to 20% glutamate and 45% sodium, while MSG contains about 80% glutamine acid and 12% sodium." - AuthorUlProspector website
MSG contains only one-third the sodium of table salt(MSG has about 12% sodium, while table salt has 39% sodium) Used to reduce salt without sacrificing flavor.MSG was invented by Japanese biochemist Kikunae Ikeda and commercialized by a Japanese companyAjinomoto. Visit their website for more information.
Trust food manufacturers or a thousand-year-old, tried-and-true food culture
We Americans already do the "no MSG" thing, but why should we adopt health advice based on American food culture from a for-profit corporation or individual with a cause?
We Murica people are a food culture full of fashion and trendsBecause America is less than 250 years old and has diverse ethnic roots, there is no single food culture. By comparison, Japan took about 2,700 years to figure out things like not to stand on the McRib's fence.Japan is also a vegan/vegetarian countryabout 1,200 years andShojin cuisine(Buddhist cuisine) reflects this history.
What defines American food culture, be it Italian-American gluten-free pizza, Dorito Locos tacos, or the hot pouch drink invented by the Iranians? Anyway, the three older cuisines, Italian, Mexican and Persian (the nationality of the inventor), are among the healthiest and not to be confused with the Americanized versions.
Funny and sadly, for a small number of people in the US, eating healthy means reducing their diet to a gluten and/or MSG free diet (I call it the Virtue Diet), but what are the ethnic roots of this regiment? Oh, the root of the big money, which is why so many product marketers use these symbols on everything, even when it's unrelated, like gluten-free water.Historically, the vegan diet in Japan and present-day India (South India) has its roots in religious beliefs, Hinduism in India and Buddhism in Japan.
Every other country in the world has a well-established food culture spanning thousands of years, many as old or longer than Japan. Yet American companies, from restaurants to food manufacturers, are constantly touting that they can sell you a healthier product or diet. yes you sure are
The Wonder Pill or the American Virtue Diet
Walk into a health food store and you'll see that almost every product has a label that says what it doesn't contain: "No MSG, Gluten Free, No GMOs."
Americans tend to view one ingredient as a superfoodOr cutting out 2-3 ingredients like gluten and msg will be the secret to a healthy lifestyle as every company wants to sell us an easy button or magic pillSo is "No MSG" an easy button? Like any challenge, it requires a collective effort.
These small standards of what not to eat will lead to healthier, more virtuous lifestyles for many Americans. It's all about standing out from the crowd, the cash register, and your elite friends.
The "MSG-free" claim is a tool for marketers to promote and sell products and may have nothing to do with healthy eating. If you don't believe this, you might think that corporate America is benevolent, not for profit, and you'll want to ignore the fact that the largest class action payouts are for consumer products like tobacco, baby powder, body powder, etc. And Fenfen weight loss pills.
How does the media evaluate MSG?
To sum up this ominous ingredient from the East ("Oriental" as it is an old-school term for the phobia of Japanese food ingredients), four sentences are included. From a media company: A range of opinions on MSG from independent sources and global mega-network companies. All handpicked for you, but you can explore on your own.
The Guardian has an article titled "TheIf MSG is so bad for you, why doesn't everyone in Asia get a headache?"I have to give this headline credit where credit is due, this quote comes from Jeffrey Steingarten of American Vogue (well done, nice sir).
"If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn't everyone in Asia have a headache?"
- Jeffrey Steingarten"
well i think if you fitChristian serviceYou think it's ungodly.
"It's not just a food additive, it's an ungodly manipulation of the body's taste buds, olfactory receptors, digestive tract and brain."
- Christian service
On the other hand, large unscrupulous corporationsNestle'sClaims to help reduce sodium consumption.
“However, MSG contains only a third of the sodium in table salt (13% versus 40%). So when we use it in products, MSG combined with a small amount of table salt can help bring the total sodium content of the recipe down 20% to 40% while still maintaining the improved flavor."
Whatever conclusion you draw, the Japanese have been eating foods rich in MSG for centuries, and MSG in the form of Ajinomoto has been around for over a century.
"MSG is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the many forms of glutamic acid."
I think Adam Savage's site puts it this way in "esss'esssssss'seeeess" (it's a word):
"MSG, salt is better."
yes, still my opinion
Every topic has data-driven science before opinions. While I've provided multiple sources, it's still an opinion, unlike many other small health bloggers or self-proclaimed natural product bloggers such as:Radiantlife CatalogTends to imply truth with "don't be naive" and "don't be fooled" (so firm).
The individuals and companies described MSG as "highly addictive," with a variety of symptoms including weight gain, and with "long-term use associated with obesity," in stark contrast to Japan and its low obesity rates.
An article from NewThinking.com supports this"Weight Loss: Why Are Obesity Rates So Low in Japan?"But they are given only to allow you to find out for yourself.
The highest MSG use in the world is in Asia (86%, of which 53.5% is in China).Other countries each account for 2-4% of global consumption: Nigeria, United States, Brazil, Mexico, Middle East and Western Europe.MSG consumption is subject to dataS&P Global Commodity Insights.
What are the possible causes of MSG symptoms? yes, not necessarily racist
In the lab, they can't consistently reproduce the results people claim, it would be a wild guess and it's easy to see why (yes, not that).
"Side effects range from frequent to mild headaches, water retention/bloating, swelling and dehydration (thirst)., your food will start to become lighter. "I'm telling you, maybe you're getting too much sodium?!Yes, I used capital letters here.
I know I don't have to be specific, I'm far from a doctor and they can't reproduce these symptoms because the studies aren't strictly on MSG vs total sodium intake? This is a wild guess on my part, but reducing the sodium in table salt and other products (ketchup, soy sauce, BBQ sauce, ranch sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, etc.) probably won't hurt.
|So-called MSG Symptoms||Symptoms of High Sodium Intake|
|headache, fast heartbeat, fast heartbeat, chest pain||You have high blood pressure (severe headache, chest pain, dizziness, difficulty vomiting, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, anxiety, confusion, ringing in the ears, nosebleed, abnormal heart rhythm)|
|Hot flashes and sweating, numbness (stiffness), tingling, or burning in the face, neck, and other areas||are you swollen or swollen|
|facial pressure or tightening||Weight Gain and Water Retention|
|feeling weak||feeling weak|
|discomfort or nausea||stomach trouble|
Side effects of a high-sodium diet include frequent or mild headaches, water retention/bloating, bloating, dehydration (thirst), and food starting to taste watery. I don't know about you, but most people complain about MSG causing them.
All backed by the following research
From the World Health Organization to the United Nations, the United States ranks first in life expectancy: *53. (No. 2 in Japan), **31. (No. 1 in Japan) to ***43. (No. 1 in Japan)- World Health Organization
Most people double check their food for MSG, but a tub of chips and 20 chicken wings would be perfectly fineAll washed down with unlimited lemonade. So to which country did this diet go back centuries?More people should be concerned about sugar and the American diet, because the people of Samoa know firsthand that this isHow the American Diet Negatively Affects Samoans.
The healthiest country in the world, according to 24/7 Wall St.
Indicators include health, accessibility and affordability.
- 1) Qatar: Life expectancy 77.6 (28th)
- 5) Japan:Life expectancy 79.9 (4th highest)
- Most of the rest are Norwegian countries, with Singapore being the only Asian country on the list.
See USA TODAY for the full list. There you will find the full article"healthiest country in the world” because the articles on 24/7 Wall St. require you to click through multiple pages to see their listing (which is annoying, so you’re welcome).
Contrary to what the misguided media, food bloggers and food processors think, the noodles eaten by the Japanese are mainly made of wheat (Udon noodles, plain noodles, ramen noodles, I28 Soba Noodles), without rice. Rice noodles are used throughout Southeast Asia (yes, not all Asians are created equal).What do U.S. food producers and retailers know? Rarely, because all Asian instant noodles from all over Asia (51 countries) are called "Ramen".Ramen is just a type of Japanese noodle, which does not mean instant noodles.
*These are the countries with the longest life expectancy according to Geoba, top 100 (2018)
- 1) Monaco:89,37
- 2) Japan:85,52
- 53) United States:79,25
For the full list and to learn more about who"Soil fieldThat is, you can click a link that has a bunch of top 100.
The ingredients of a popular Japanese product are simple: Kikkoman Soy Sauce:Soy, wheat, salt and water or Marukome's favorite miso: organic rice, organic soy, organic alcohol, filtered water and organic salt. However, try comparing these ingredients to popular American products like ranch dressing.Ingredients for Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing:Salt, Onion*, Modified Food Starches, Sugar, Garlic*, Spices, Maltodextrin, Buttermilk, Dextrose, Less than 2% of: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lactic Acid, Calcium Lactate, Guar Gum, Disodium, Inosine acid and guanylic acid, calcium stearate. *dry
I have a detailed article about itJapanese cuisine ingredients.
"*MSG is not an intentionally added ingredient; some ingredients may naturally contain glutamic acidDressing - Website der Hidden Valley RanchThey advertise it as "No MSG".
Celiac disease is real, and it's no joke, but a gluten-free diet is essential for many Americanscan be part of the diet because “the dangers of gluten may be overstated—and overstated.” – Robert H. Shmerling, MDHarvard Medical SchoolDo we really think companies would benefit from gluten-free options?
**According to World Health Organization life expectancy (2015)
- 1) Japan:83,7
- 31) United States:79,3
you will findFull list on Wikipedia.
***United Nations Life Expectancy 2010-2015
- 1) Japan:83,74
- 43) United States:78,8
you will findFull list on Wikipedia.
Is MSG a big deal?Yes, I quote because it would be hypocritical not to, even though this free side dish of peas, anchovies and parmesan Caesar salad with dry-aged steak was loaded with MSG.„Ningxia Aipeng Biotechnology Co., Ltd., COFCO Biochemical, Ajinomoto Co., Ltd., Meihua Holding Group Co., Ltd., and Cargill are some of the major players in the global MSG market." more thanExpert Market Research Network
What is the average rank of the United States and Japan in terms of overall BMI (Body Mass Index)?
Healthy weight range: 18.5-24.9
- 1) Nauru (Micronesia)32.5 kg/m2 is the highest in the country for obesity and overweight.
- 17.) United States,28.8 kg/m2
- 166) Japan, 22,6 kg/m²
This data was collected by the World Health Organization in 2014 and you canCheck out their overall scores on Wikipediaor onceArticles on MSNIt uses the same resources.
How about comparing the world's healthiest cuisines according to Healthline.com?
- 1) Greek
- 2) Japan
For a complete list of the top 10, seewww.healthline.com
Last but not least, promotionalRoger, alias Nigel Ng(Link to Gordon Ramsay episode, 29 million views) Because it gives you an idea of how prevalent MSG is in Asia when he's up against Jaime Oliver, right down to Gordon Ramsay's take on Asian food.If you want to learn about Asia, the last thing you want to do is follow Christopher Kimball, haiya!
I checked each source to see if I could reach a consensus, and I gave my opinion on each article (links are provided so you can find it yourself).
- bbc:Is MSG really as bad as people think?Excerpt: "While the science hasn't really settled down -- Dr. John Olney spent much of his life fighting for stricter regulation of MSG use after his early experiments on animals -- the FDA now says, Adding MSG to GRAS foods. or "Generally Recognized as Safe."
- David Zhang,Chef David Chang on the joys of scientific cooking.Excerpt: "We are brainwashed into believing that science is terrible. Think of MSG, which is banned in some cities and has created irrational fear in many consumers. But it is only combined with glutamate of sodium ions, which your body naturally produces and needs to function."
- navigator food,With umami on the rise, does MSG have a future in Europe?Excerpt: "I live and work in Switzerland where consumption of Aromat with salt and pepper is very common. Also in Eastern European cuisine, MSG is traditionally used as a condiment in home cooking to complement staple foods such as potatoes, rice, soups and stews.
- guard, Chinese Restaurant Syndrome: Is MSG Unfairly Demonized?Excerpt: "Excess MSG has been blamed for everything from headaches to chest pains. Now, some chefs, including Heston Blumenthal, say it's bullshit." On the other end of the debate, the article goes on to say that it has the potential to make food So delicious it makes you fat (I actually explain it this way, you should definitely read it).
- The Economist for Healthy Homes,"Chicken soup 'No MSG' label incorrect"Excerpt: "Mice fed MSG became morbidly obese. I strongly believe that the widespread use of MSG in processed foods plays an important role in the prevalence of overweight and obese children in today's society, although I have not seen any studies on this."
This is ridiculous because it claims MSG causes rats to become morbidly obese. But is it being used by most of Asia to threaten anywhere like the US?
- health line,Is MSG good or bad?The article is very comprehensive and concludes: "MSG appears to be mostly harmless."
- mayo clinic,What is MSG? is this bad for you: "However, the researchers found no clear evidence of a link between MSG and these symptoms." However, the researchers acknowledged that a small percentage of people may experience short-term reactions to MSG.
- snack,After a week of MSG, I'll never look at the same food again
- Nestle,Are MSG and Glutamate Safe?: Can you really trust Nestle? Well, regardless of the type of company, they all state that the ingredient helps reduce sodium absorption and is considered safe to use.
- Died in the New York Times, Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Taste
- science friday,Is MSG harmful to health?: Excerpt: "Then in 2000, researchers conducted the largest double-blind, placebo-controlled studystudyOn MSG, consisted of 130 subjects who reported additive sensitivities. The researchers found that MSG elicited brief mild reactions in some people -- but these reactions could not be consistently reproduced in retests. ” (read more about the MSG experiment in the peer-reviewedproseAppear inClinical Relevance: TheNYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine.)
- smithsonian magazine,That's umami, fool. Why is the truth about MSG so easy to accept?"Few people remember that untouchable food and hot trends are so closely related," Natasha Geiling
- Testirano.com (Adam Savage),Why You Should Benefit From MSG.I like Adam Savage, but the article doesn't add much to what's already been reported, other than "another study in 2000 found glutamate to be a major contributor to energy production in the gut". This means that amino acids are essential elements in the digestion of food. "
In short, all of Asia and the rest of the world have no problem with MSG, only Americans?
We can all learn from other food cultures around the world, such as Japan, as many of them are thousands of years old, and many are not afraid of MSG or gluten. Few Americans with an American-centric view don't know that business and profit can dictate this narrative and fear.This is something to be aware of if you are Greek, Italian, Swedish, Maldivian, or have an indigenous diet of most ethnic groups. Check this out for startersDry Aged Wagyu u MSG vonSpring food.
More than 1 billion Chinese, more than 120 million Japanese, and hundreds of millions of people in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe use MSG. Well, it doesn't really matter because we Americans advertise "MSG is bad for you" even though it's heavily used in the US too.
#hypocrite #tunallesfürabuck (insert hilarious Goodfellas laugh meme here).