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the regular use of chinese salt (monosodium glutomate)

By May 27, 2010 - 12:55pm
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the use of chines salt in daily meals is ok? or does it harms our (male/female/baby) physiology?

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thanx alot elliot! so kind of you...

May 29, 2010 - 4:08am
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You can learn more about monosodium glutamate or MSG here:

Mayonnaise contains fats which many consider harmful when taken in excess.

May 28, 2010 - 9:02am

thanx again elliott!
nup u hv certainly misunderstud me here.... i m nt pregnant right now, but a mother of 3yr old baby girl... actually within a yr i hd 2 consecutive missed abortions (due 2 the lack of cardiac flicker till the 13th wk of pregnancy)... & in the meanwhile i frequently tried certain new recipes (using chines salt) @ home as well... so now i just wanted 2 assure if tht harms me or any of my family.
by the way, MSG stands fr wht? the chines salt?
& using mayonnaise harms the human fetus? or some other edibles in our daily diet?

May 28, 2010 - 5:11am
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Hi sriq - There have been a number of studies about the effect of MSG on the fetus. Some studies that used mice found that high doses could cause damage fetal brain development BUT the same study has not been done in humans.

The Food and Drug Administration's position is that there's no conclusive evidence of toxicity and therefore MSG is recognized as generally safe for people to use. It's considered to be as safe as sugar, salt and baking soda.

I checked with some pediatric sources and they indicate that there's no evidence that MSG would harm your baby and that it would be very difficult to ingest a large enough dose to create a problem. Of course, a large dose might create a problem for you - such as a headache - and isn't a good idea.

You should be okay in continuing to use MSG daily during your pregnancy unless your doctor has given you reasons to avoid salt, such as concern about high blood pressure.

Best wishes for you and your baby boy or girl. Will you let us know when he/she is born?
Take care, Pat

May 27, 2010 - 5:56pm
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