The food items which contain sodium glutamate are canned foods, sausages, chips, prepared soups, hot dogs, beer and many more. It is also naturally present in food items like cheese, tomatoes, peas, walnuts, wheat etc.
An excess intake of sodium glutamate has been linked to increased cravings, overeating, obesity and other metabolic disorders.
Research says that over 2,00,000 tons of sodium glutamate is used all across the world. Excess consumption of this salt can cause problems like a migraine, dizziness, hormonal imbalance, nausea, weakness, chest pain and much more.
Affecting our tongue receptors, sodium glutamate makes food tastier than it actually is and you want to have more and more of it leading to weight gain and obesity.
It makes us addicted to food in a way that we feel like eating anything and everything that we get when we feel hungry. Sodium glutamate has the same effect on the brain cells as drugs.