What is it about Chinese food that makes you so thristy?

Most believe it’s the MSG(Monosodium glutamate), a food additive to enhance flavor. Seems to stimulate the taste buds and send the saliva glands into overdrive. Also this MSG is a sodium, what salty treat doesn’t make your thirsty? Another idea is that there’s a lot of rice, which absorbs moisture. Anyone else have any conclusive facts about this?

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