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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. Bernard Seif
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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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How come monosodium glutamate (msg) in everything we eat?

How come monosodium glutamate (msg) in everything we eat?

Flavor enhancer: As a flavor and in the right amount, msg can enhance other taste-active compounds, improving the overall taste of certain foods. Msg mixes well with meat, fish, poultry, many vegetables, sauces, soups and marinades, and increases the overall preference of certain foods like beef consommé. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have msg in diet? What are possible issues?

Is it safe to have msg in diet?  What are possible issues?

A little bit is ok: If one is not allergic to msg, nor has bad reactions to it, then a little msg is ok. It is in many foods, so people often don't know it's there. It is not necessary to be in foods, so one can read all the labels (and buy american-made, american-labeled foods, as some foreign foods have inaccurate labels) and choose no-msg types of foods. The "s" in msg is sodium, which we get too much of already. ...Read more