Textured vegetable protein contains a hidden ingredient that causes toxic reactions. Textured vegetable protein has MSG (monosodium glutamate), a common flavor enhancer. If you are MSG-intolerant, you can experience reactions to eating foods with textured vegetable protein. People allergic to soy can also experience discomfort and problems from eating textured vegetable protein. And even your favorite veggie burger may be made with textured vegetable protein. TVP is also known as isolated soy protein. It is a protein derived from soybeans, and the processing of soybeans into TVP includes chemical alterations. The makers of TVP first mix soybeans, with the oil removed, in an alkali solution, wash them in acid and neutralize them in an alkali bath. They then spray-dry the resulting soy curds using high temperatures that turn the curds into powder. More high temperature and pressure applied to the powder results in textured vegetable proteins that can be shaped into strips, chunks or granules for use in foods as meat substitutes. The processing adds flavor enhancers, artificial colorings, emulsifiers and thickening agents, including nitrosamine, which is a carcinogen — a substance known or is suspected to cause cancer. Harmful Effects of Soy

What immediate harmful effects can soy cause? Tingling in the mouth, hives, itchy skin, swelling, wheezing, stomach pain, diarrhea, flushing and more. In rare cases, a person allergic to soy can have a fatal reaction called anaphylaxis.

Harmful Effects of MSG

What immediate harmful effects can MSG cause? Upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, rashes, mouth lesions, headaches, migraines, shortness of breath and heart attack-like symptoms. MSG consumption may also cause partial paralysis, panic attacks and neurological disorders that mimic Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS and ALS, says Dr. Royce Bailey of Park Ridge Cardiology in Hendersonville, N.C., in an online article titled “MSG And Obesity.” Eating TVP and other foods with MSG may also cause you to eat more and gain weight because MSG increases your insulin response, tricking your body into thinking you need to eat more so you do not experience low blood sugar.


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Center for Science and Public Interest: Chemical Cuisine: Learn About Food Additives

Park Ridge Cardiology; MSG And Obesity; Royce Bailey M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.C Soy Foods and Nutrition, Daniel Blodgett M.D.

Pennsylvania State University; Soy Protein and Soy Isoflavones, J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R.D.; 2001 (pdf)

Mayo Clinic: Soy Allergy Symptoms, May 2011

Hippocrates Vegan Dulse Powdered Sea Vegetable:
Dulse is exceptionally rich in minerals: iodine, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, amino acids, vitamin C.You may have Dulse as a tea, or sprinkled on dishes such as salads, soups and pastas.