Molecule of glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer in many asian food
Molecule of glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer in many processed foods

Obviously you want to avoid all excitotoxins (which literally excite your brain cells to death) including artificial sweeteners and MSG. But did you know the many hidden sources of MSG?

In general, if a food is processed you can assume it contains MSG (or one of its pseudo-ingredients). Eating a whole, fresh food diet is your best, if not only, guaranteed way to avoid this toxin.

This excellent article contains a chart with the many hidden sources of MSG.

Angela Taylor, MS, CNS, LDN is Board-Certified in Clinical Nutrition and is the author of The BrainFood Cookbook. She successfully recovered her son from autism using the SCD/GAPS/Paleo diet. She resides in Baltimore, MD and holds three degrees from John Hopkins University. Angela is a Licensed Clinical Nutritionist and works with clients via Skype and in-person in Baltimore. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University teaching Clinical Nutrition.

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