Nowadays, people regularly buy stock cubes to prepare various kinds of soup. They consider them a healthy alternative. Some of the most famous are: Kitano, Maggi, Knorr, Ajinomoto etc. But, we’ve got news for you! They actually contain a very dangerous ingredient called – monosodium glutamate.
This chemical additive can cause various side-effect like: tachycardia, nausea, skin allergies, headaches, vomiting, dizziness, irregular heartbeat and depression.
Glutamate stimulates the production of acetylcholine in our endocrine system. This substance reduces the glucose absorption in our body. Too much of this acetylcholine can trigger Alzheimer’s disease, as well as weight gain. There are also experts who have linked it to various other neurodegenerative conditions.
The chemical is very powerful which results with the strong taste of the famous brands. Sodium glutamate is one of the most used chemicals nowadays. It’s added into beef, vegetables or chicken broth cubes. It has the ability to block the neurological function of the hypothalamus which controls our appetite.
It’s advisable to avoid this substance as much as we can. Why don’t you prepare your own homemade cubes with frozen natural ingredients, dipped in olive or coconut oil and frozen in ice cube trays? When you need it, just take out the cube and add it into your soup! It would be much healthier and also tastier!