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What is in Chinese food that makes it bad for you?

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Obviously MSG and, just to clarify, that's mono-sodium glutamate. Apart from that I can't see a problem with Asian cooking at all. I love the stuff, but I cook my own and rarely buy it from a restaurant..

My problem is that I enjoy it so much that simply walking past a Chinese takeaway is enough for me to INHALE calories. It ruins my chances of sticking to a diet.

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Dozy, I've seen studies where the whole idea that MSG is terrible for you has been debunked. I mean, it's not healthy stuff, but it's certainly no worse than white bread.
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Interesting.

I know that my wife reacts badly to MSG but that's a problem with her own system rather than the MSG itself.

On the other hand, one of her cousins, who had a severe allergy, went to a Chinese restaurant and explained to the waiter that she needed an MSG-free meal, which he promised to provide.

They gave her a standard meal and she went into anaphylactic shock from which she never recovered. Her mother consistently refused to allow the life-support system and she spent over a decade in a coma from which she never woke.

Of course, peanuts can do the same thing, so it's not necessarily a proof that MSG is bad, but lots of people do react to it.
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For me? The calories.

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Msg, ridiculously high amounts of sodium, and some things are deep fried.

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msg, usually you can ask not to have it cooked in your food.

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the Chinese food

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Idliketobuyavowel

In China, they just call it "food". Thought you might wanna know ....

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