MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) or better known as micin, is one of the food ingredients that is usually added to dishes to enhance the taste of the food, to make it tastier. However, excessive consumption of micin turns out to have a negative impact on the body.
MSG consumption should not exceed the recommended limit. According to WHO, the maximum limit for micin consumption is 6 g per day.
So, what is the impact of consuming too much micinated snacks on health? Here are the effects of eating too many greasy snacks that interfere with health. Come on!
1. Increases Obesity Chances
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Launch detikHealth, micin increases insulin production and appetite, so they will continue to want to eat after consuming high levels of micin. Excessive consumption of food will increase fat storage in the body.
Research from UAE University also shows that excessive consumption of micin will increase the chances of obesity.
2. Increase the Chance of Hypertension
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Excessive consumption of micin in the long term can increase blood pressure, so that a person can be more susceptible to hypertension. In addition to hypertension, the side effect is that you will also experience headaches. However, it is not known what causes this to happen.
3. Damages the Brain and Nervous System
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Launch Healthline, excessive consumption of micin can increase the potential for damage to the brain and nervous system. This is because micin belongs to the category of excitotoxin or neurotoxin. So, you need to reduce the consumption of micin in food so it doesn’t exceed the normal limit.
4. Causes Kidney Failure
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A nutritionist and dietitian from the University of Sydney, Leona Victoria Djajadi MND, explained that micin has a high sodium or salt content. Consuming large amounts of salt in the long term can increase the potential for kidney failure.
Very high salt levels in the body can indeed trigger various complications. So, remember to pay attention to the amount of micin you consume, Beauties.
5. Causes Depression
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Excessive micin consumption can also cause depression. This occurs due to a decrease in serotonin, a signal in the brain that can affect emotions or moods.
Overall, micin consumption below the maximum limit is still safe, so Beauties need not worry. Everything that is consumed in excess is basically not good, so remember to limit the consumption of snack foods with smoking, yes!
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