If you are at all interested in building more and bigger muscles then you are sure to have come across the nutrition supplement industry that promises all kinds of results and improvements by buying and taking their supplements. One of the latest is a product called Muscle Milk promoted by people like Adrian Peterson which supposedly has been created to be similar to human milk. The idea is that since babies who are fed breast-milk grow so quickly, adults can benefit from a product that has been created to mimic it. However there is a dangerous ingredient in muscle milk. This article will explain the danger, how you can avoid it and how you can easily build muscles with a particular natural diet.
First of all this article will not argue that Muscle Milk doesn’t work. It can be useful in helping your body to build muscle. The problem is that it causes dangerous side effects and that the same results can be attained with natural foods as explained later.
Muscle Milk contains MSG (mono-sodium glutamate), and this is a neuro-toxin. Now glutamate is a common neurotransmitter in our brain and is naturally occurring. Glutamate attaches itself to neurotransmitters and excites them so that they can function properly. But if your neurotransmitters get too excited then you will get damage occurring in your brain.
MSG is typically added to processed food in order to make it taste better. However when you consume it and cause it to overexcite your neurotransmitters they eventually die. That is why it is called and excitotoxin as it literally kills your brain by overexciting the neurotransmitters.
The FDA has a rule that if an ingredient is less than 99% pure glutamate them MSG does not have to be listen on the label. Now there are several ingredients that contain MSG for example, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed protein, hydrolyzed plant protein, plant protein extract, sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, yeast extract, hydrolyzed gelatin, hydrolyzed oat flower and many more. These are all hidden forms of MSG. Muscle Milk contains some of these ingredients including calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, hydrolyzed gelatin. It also contain other ingredients that are bad for your health such as corn-syrup, artificial flavors, vegetable oils, cotton seed oil, partially hydrogenated palm oil (trans-fat). So if you look at the ingredients of this product you can see that the health costs far outweigh the health benefits.
So what do you do if you want to gain muscle in a healthy and sustainable way. For that we have to go back in time, many thousands of years before the invention of agriculture back to the palaeolithic era (the stone age). Although people in the stone age lived on average a short life this was due to dying in battle or during hunts and from wild animals. Otherwise they were in phenomenal shape. Just take a look at how hunter gatherer that still eat in traditional ways look. For example the Masai in Kenya, they don’t suffer from obesity, cancer, heart disease, they all look toned and muscular.
The fact is that humans evolved to live on meat, fish, fruit, eggs, vegetables and nuts. That is the optimal diet for our body and together with exercise will lead us to a toned and muscular body. Bread, pasta, rice and all other foods based on grains and processed ingredients cause obesity and disease. If you want to be toned and muscular and avoid diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, coeliac disease and IBS then this is the optimal way to eat.