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MSG Sensitivity

Also indexed as:Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
Enjoy the taste of Chinese food and other ethnic dishes without the headaches and nausea that MSG can sometimes cause. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Enjoy the taste of Chinese food and other ethnic dishes without the headaches and nausea that MSG can sometimes cause. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Mix in a B6

    Take 50 mg of vitamin B6 a day to help process MSG into harmless byproducts

  • Forego certain foods

    Check food labels for MSG and ask restaurant staff if the food you eat contains MSG

  • Skip the seasoning

    Avoid Accent or Aji-No-Moto products and any foods containing these seasonings

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