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Are You Suffering From Migraine? Shocking Truth About Migraine & MSG, (monosodium Glutamate )!

Are you suffering from migraine? Shocking truth about migraine & MSG, (monosodium glutamate )!

There can be many causes of Migraine.

One of them is – your sensitivity to MSG.

If you are sensitive to MSG, then you can

have migraine if you eat food containing MSG.


MSG is the flavour enhancer which makes

every food a little bit tastier. Unfortunately, it is

present in every packaged & processed food. And,

this is the reason when you prepare same food at home,

following same recipe, the food tastes different as compared to

the packaged food or the restaurant food.


In addition to migraine, MSG can also lead to

many other serious health issues like-

obesity, fatty liver, diabetes, high cholesterol,

high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, neurological & brain damage.


Market is flooded with such packaged food and it is

loading new food with new flavour almost every day to

attract you to buy them. And, without seeing label, you buy them.

MSG can be an ingredient in the food, but

because of the increasing awareness, the food

producer don’t mention it on the label. Even the

wrapper labelled as ‘NO MSG’ will have MSG. How come?

The manufacturer may not add MSG as such, but they

do use other ingredients like flavouring agents, which

do contain MSG!

Here are few names of ingredients that ALWAYS contains MSG

or free glutamic acid:

  • Glutamic acid (E 620)
  • Glutamate (E 620)
  • Monosodium glutamate (E621)
  • Monopotassium Glutamate (E 622)
  • Calcium Glutamate (E 623)
  • Monoammonium Glutamate (E 624)
  • Magnesium Glutamate (E 625)
  • Natrium Glutamate
  • Yeast Extract
  • Anything hydrolysed
  • Any hydrolysed protein
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Yeast Food
  • Yeast Nutrient
  • Autolyzed Yeast
  • Gelatine
  • Textured Protein
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Vetsin
  • Ajinomoto

When you want to avoid MSG, you should always go for whole,

unprocessed foods like vegetables, whole grains,

legumes, fresh fruits, nuts and seeds &

cook your food at home and have it.

Try this for a month. Your migraine will get

either get cured, or at least will be having

less intensity, frequency and duration without

any medicine if you are sensitive to MSG.


Test it yourself: Take out any of the packaged food present in your

kitchen or refrigerator & read the ingredients!

Just don’t eat anything with a wrapper on it.

Cooking your food at home is the best practice.

That all for today,

See you next week with another Tuesday Tip.

Till then,

Take care.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life:

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.

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