Banish MSG Forever!
Posted on 13th of December, 2010 by Lévana
It hadn’t occured to me to include this information, thinking by now it was clear to everyone they should stay away from MSG (no, not Madison Square Garden: I wish; monosodium glutamate) with a vengeance, until my son in law Meir recently reported mysterious and repeated blinding headaches. Concerned, we recommended complete tests, and, just to be thorough, asked him what changes might have taken place in his diet. Oh, not much he said… except maybe some big bowls of soups served at catered affairs (in catering halls where he works as photographer) he started eating daily and was happy to find, since his late working hours so often mean eating on the fly and settling for institutional fare. Well that did it. We urged him to stop eating them altogether, and needless to say, the headaches disappeared after a couple weeks, and thank G-d never came back. Interesting information: in case you started getting headaches, rule out the MSG first: It may well be the culprit, I simply cannot get anywhere near it. So, I beg you: think long and hard before you add those bouillon cubes, which so many cookbooks list with so much abandon! Or before you snap open one of those instant powdered just-add-water soup. Besides, how will they ever beat cooking with the real thing?