Among the less healthy eating habits within processed products is monosodium glutamate (GSM). However,
This substance became famous again in the media when Pedro Sánchez used the term glutamate in the motion of censure presented by Vox and Ramón Tamames.
This component stands out negatively for its high sodium, fat and chemical content and can be found in many processed food products. Most glutamates are produced by bacterial fermentation.
Its application in food makes products appear fresher than they are and reduces the taste of canned or processed products. In addition, it prevents the feeling of satiety. Hence, it continues to be consumed.
Naturally monosodium glutamate can be found in meat, spinach and also in mushrooms.
Having high blood glutamate levels produces different physical discomforts such as:
In some organisms, having a high monosodium glutamate, also known as E621, is linked to certain diseases such as Alzheimer's, depression, autism or multiple sclerosis.
And since it is an additive, it prevents the feeling of satiety. Therefore, it encourages you to continue consuming the product.
To reduce the consumption of monosodium glutamate, it is recommended to follow the following steps:
According to the criteria of The Trust Project