Recently I ordered a green tea in a regular coffee shop (I never eat in non-organic food establishments, but on occasion I'll order a tea or coffee). I didn't feel good afterwards.
Then it hit me- I forgot to check the tea bag. Nowadays, many beverages including tea contain 'natural' flavors. While natural flavors may seem to be quite harmless, the truth is that companies have a lot of wiggle room and can list almost anything harmful and toxic under the category of natural flavors.
In fact, MSG is considered 'natural'. Yes, MSG occurs naturally in some foods, but when it's highly processed and in free isolated form, it becomes incredibly neurotoxic (brain toxic). It is also addictive. It's no wonder that so many kids, and adults, are on Ritalin and Adderall for hyperactivity and inability to concentrate. Companies add MSG to their foods to cause the consumer to crave more food by fooling their minds to thinking that the food is nutritious and tasty. They can hide MSG under the ingredients: whey, whey protein, Yeast Food, Yeast Nutrient, Autolyzed Yeast, Gelatin,Textured Protein, Soy Protein, Soy Protein, Glutamic Acid (E 620) Glutamate (E 620), Anything “hydrolyzed”, Any “hydrolyzed protein”, Carrageenan (E 407), Bouillon and broth, Stock, Any “flavors” or “flavoring”. Many Restaurants use MSG as a flavor enhancer and preservative. MSG is commonly found in processed meats as well.
It's no wonder that so many people are overweight or obese. Their minds are fooled into thinking that they can't live without their MSG laden foods. They are literally convinced that if they don't eat their chicken, ice cream, or cheesecake they might not make it. It doesn't matter that the food is ruining their health. They are classic examples of food addicts. Studies have shown that Food addictions can be more powerful that heroine addiction! The Sugar, MSG, and toxins in our food ARE KILLING US!