Friday, March 19, 2010

A Second Thought

Monosodium glutamate, also known as MSG, is often used in frying Chinese food.Usually, I don't usually notice it or have any problem digesting it. But every once in awhile, it seems the cook throws in an extra spoonful or so and in the middle of the night, I wake up to swollen ankles, wrists, and fingers. The other night, I woke up and couldn't even get my rings off my fingers because they were swollen so bad. What is MSG anyways, this secret little ingredient that seems to be so crucial to the food.

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