This is a big one! MSG has created a lot of fuzz and rightfully so, it is tremendously harmful! A lot of manufacturers mention MSG on their product's labels using its entire name because a lot of people don't realize that Monosodium Glutamate is in fact MSG. Another way for manufacturers to hide the MSG in their labels is by mentioning other ingredients that also contain MSG so if you see the label mentions "Autolyzed Yeast", "Maltodextrin", "Glutamic Acid" or "Sodium Caseinate", put it back on the shelf slowly!
Some of the reasons you should't consume MSG are the following:
Some of the foods where MSG is commonly found are Potato chips, frozen dinners, gravies, ranch dressings, salty snacks... basically everywhere.
Now that you know about MSG, remember to read your labels and choose wisely!
Eating clean for dummies by Wright Larsen