There are many foods that we may find convenient and delicious but instant noodles are probably near the top of the list. They are an affordable option for many people who are on a budget and many of those budget conscious individuals will eat these noodles for every meal.
Although these noodles may fit into your budget and they could be tasty if they are prepared properly, they can also cause some harm to the human body. The noodles are capable of causing metabolic changes and those changes have been linked to a number of difficulties. Included among those difficulties are things as serious as an increased risk for stroke and the possibility for a heart attack. Quite obviously, none of this is printed on the package.
So why are instant noodles so bad? It is because of a substance they contain known as Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ). You don’t have to be able to pronounce it to know that it is a byproduct of the petroleum industry. It is also commonly used in food as an additive and that is especially true when the food is manufactured cheaply.
When you consider what these noodles do to the inside of the stomach, it is appalling. A gastrointestinal specialist found that people who ate dried noodles regularly more likely to develop “metabolic syndrome.” That was true, even if the rest of their diet was fine.
When a person suffers from metabolic syndrome, health problems are not far behind. Those issues included high blood pressure, high blood sugar and increased risk for stroke and heart disease.
Although instant noodle is a convenient and delicious food, there could be an increased risk for metabolic syndrome given [the food’s] high sodium, unhealthy saturated fat and glycemic loads,” said study co-author Hyun Shin, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
These noodles are consumed regularly in South Korea and risks have been on the rise.
We [in the States] don’t eat it as much, but the ramen noodles are being sold, so this could apply to anywhere they’re sold, and they’re sold almost everywhere.
Instant noodles have high levels of salt, fat and calories
That doesn’t mean that every single person is going to respond the same way, but the piece to keep in mind is that it’s not a healthy product, and it is a processed food.
To make it worse, the FDA in Korea found Benzopyrene, which is a known carcinogen. That chemical is found in noodles manufactured by Nong Shim Company Ltd.
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