Monosodium Glutamate and ketosis: Should you avoid MSG on ketogenic diet? The answers is YES.
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0:13 MSG and ketosis
0:19 What is MSG?
0:28 MSG side effects
0:55 Foods high in MSG
2:06 Effects of MSG—studies
2:34 The health effects of MSG
In this video, we’re going to talk about the ketogenic diet and MSG (monosodium glutamate).
Will MSG knock you out of ketosis? YES.
What is MSG?
MSG is a flavor enhancer. It’s meant to make food taste better than it really is.
Foods with MSG will typically make you hungry again about an hour later
MSG side effects:
• Blood pressure problems
• Fluid retention
MSG is in many different foods. But, it’s not typically listed as monosodium glutamate anymore. Instead, it’s listed as modified food starch or modified corn starch.
Foods high in MSG:
• Fast food
• Ramen noodles
• Deli meat
• Cottage cheese (unless organic)
• Chinese restaurant foods
The health effects of MSG:
1. Causes type 2 diabetes in mice studies
2. High doses in small rodents increase body weight and fat mass
3. Oxidative damage to the brain, kidney, and thymus (destroys the nervous system)
4. Induces learning and memory deficits as well as destroys the retina
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site. MSG is a hidden source of blood sugar spike and will bump you out of ketosis.
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