Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wai wai, not at all healthy.. Also contains MSG

Disclaimer: Read this if you are interested to adapt healthy food habits :) Skip it , if you don't care.

Hi Folks. I expect that you must have heard about Wai wai. Its a Nepalese noodle brand, manufactured by Choudhary Group , Nepal. Its now being manufactured in India also. The Nepalese version of it contains MSG (monosodium glutamate) , but I don't know about the Indian version (please check). Some blog/ research says MSG as cancerous, causing heart ailments... All leads to shortening of your life..

Hold on, you must be thinking ... I know that... Big deal if it has MSG.. Or you would say I don't see that listed in the ingredients. Manufacturers are intelligent. They has mentioned this as "(621, 627 & 631) Flavor enhances" under ingredients on the packet. With a small note in font size 2 or 4 pts " This package ... blah blah contains Monosodium.. "...


I am penning this out for social awareness. Wai wai has been my favorite since several years. I would we all love it, but it's time we should plead the makers to look for alternative formula without MSG, as we don't want this brand to die. Until then, we can stop/ reduce the consumption of this product. As this is a health concern for all of us.

You all must be thinking, MSG is everywhere... Yes, almost in every processed food in one form or the other. I got an intensive list of food which we should avoid.

After reading about MSG for a while, I figured out it stays in blood vessel forever, Like you consume it , Count = X units, you again consume it , Count = X + Y.. and so on..

Let me tell you the symptom what this can lead to. .

  1. rashes (see RIBO RASH factsheet), itching, burning, numbness
  2. migraines, headaches
  3. asthma
  4. irritable bowel symptoms
  5. chest tightness, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmia, anxiety (see HEART factsheet)
  6. irritability, restlessness, sleep disturbance
Effects on children: Children are more vulnerable to the effects of additives than adults. MSG and other flavor enhancers are not permitted in foods manufactured specifically for infants and young children (12 months or less). Effects can change with age
Frankly speaking, we all know all these highly processed food are not good for our health. I will try to lower consumption of such foods from today.. I hope even you do.. Until these companies learn that consumers are intelligent enough to figure out what is good or bad for them or we have a strict jurisdiction to figure this out.

1 comment:

Honey Agarwal said...

thnxs a lot 4 health awareness... compromise for one of mine fav. starts 4rm now!!