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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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I am 7 weeks pregnant & I was wondering if it is safe to eat chicken lo mein with msg in it?

I am 7 weeks pregnant & I was wondering if it is safe to eat chicken lo mein with msg in it?

Less MSG, better: I don't believe there is a big risk of msg in regard to pregnancy, but generally the less chemicals you put in your body the better especially when you are in early pregnancy. It is regarded as safe by the fda, but i would minimize consumption, especially during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Good luck and congratulations! ...Read more

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Am 16 weeks pregnant and I love chineese food. Is it ok to have it once in a while? Will the MSG in chineese food affect baby development?

Am 16 weeks pregnant and I love chineese food. Is it ok to have it once in a while? Will the MSG in chineese food affect baby development?

I think you're fine: The better Chinese restaurants do not add this flavor enhancer. Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of one of the most common building blocks of your own body, and the "pop" notion that it is horrible for you has resisted scientific demonstration. Congratulations on your pregnancy; this would be a great time to generally eat well and manage your weight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Monosodium glutamate (msg) is often present on processed food. Is it safe to eat?

Yes: Msg is a flavor enhancer that causes no problems for most people. Some individuals note side effects from msg including headache, flushing or stomach discomfort and they should avoid it for their personal comfort. ...Read more

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Every time i eat any kind of food that contain msg, there are cysts on my face area..Does it meant that i'm allergic to msg?

Every time i eat any kind of food that contain msg, there are cysts on my face area..Does it meant that i'm allergic to msg?

No.: Msg has been implicated in many food reactions, but data supporting this has been very weak. It has not been associated with cysts. ...Read more

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I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it.Allergy or seizure trigger?

I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it.Allergy or seizure trigger?

Migraine aura: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is a very common migraine trigger. Gluten can be a trigger for people with intolerance to wheat, barley, etc. A normal eeg is only 70% sensitive/ likely to pick epileptiform abnormalities; nonetheless, seeing wiggly lines soon after eating food triggers is very characteristic of migraine aura. A neurologist can help track your triggers and treat migraines. Good luck! ...Read more