This substance resembles sodium glutamate E621, and it is an additive that almost all foods, especially those often used in restaurants contain. This additive is added to the foods so that their flavor is intensified.
This substance is similar to both salt and sugar because of its crystalline powdery form. The aqueous solution of this substance tastes like soup with meat. Sodium glutamate can be used for any food. This substance contributes to increased appetite, overeating, and obesity. It has a similar effect as a drug as it triggers the cells in the brain. Sodium glutamate easily penetrates into the blood and the brain and contributes to a change in the genes, in the area responsible for the sense of taste.
Sodium glutamate is found in all types of sausages, salami, chips, frankfurters, cans, soups, beer, and a large list of other foods. The safe amount an adult should take in is 1.5 grams a day, and the safe amount a child should take in on a daily basis is less than half a gram. This substance is nowadays being used in enormous quantities, about 200 thousand tons a year on a worldly basis. If one experiences an overdose of E621, one will struggle with dizziness, migraines, visual disturbances, hormonal imbalance, nausea, weakness, pain in the chest, etc.
Back in 1907, Ikeda Kikunae from Japan conducted an experiment and it was revealed that this substance boosts the taste of food.
Not only does sodium glutamate boost the natural flavor of all ingredients, but it also boosts the taste and the aroma of fast food, and of canned and frozen products.
While the researchers were conducting this experiment, they were adding sodium glutamate in the food they were giving to the mice, and the mice lost their eyesight as a result.
Another negative consequence of this substance is that it also impacts the receptors of the tongue, which in turn results in exacerbation of the perception of food.
Frequently, people cannot stop eating the unhealthy, harmful foods like chips, chocolates, soups, and other foods, because of the presence of sodium glutamate which makes the food delicious.
This substance has been proven to cause addiction, which explains why producers like to use it in the food they make, as it increases the sale of their products.
Food manufacturers make profit from using E621, as this supplement not only does increase the sales, but it also reduces the production costs and serves for ‘covering’ the low quality of the goods and the products.
People should be more cautious when choosing and buying food and always pay attention to the information written on the package of the product.
You should only use natural spices for cooking!