Busy work schedules and the lack of time to prepare an very nutritious meal has led many of resoring to grabing quick and easy to make foods.
Fast foods like noodles have become very common in most countries, being a partner for the many people who have very little time to spend to get something very good as a meal.
With noodles, all you need is get some hot water, wait two to three minutes and you got something fairly yummy to eat. Instant noodles are not only convenient but very cheap.
But a study published in The Journal of Nutrition is warning consumers of the dangers this food does to your overall health and how it is slowly leading many to their graves.
Read some of the warnings below.
Instant noodles have a long shelf life, therefore, they are packed in preservatives. Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), a petroleum byproduct is part of the ingredients used to make the noodles stay fresh. Although used in small amounts, you are increasing your intake the more you eat this product.
#2. Metabolic syndrome
Eating instant noodles two or more times a week have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome in women. Metabolic syndrome is associated with abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure, excess abdominal fat, and high blood sugar. Consequently, increasing the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Part of what makes instant noodles so yummy is the high amounts of sodium used to make it taste so yummy. This can lead to kidney damage, heart disease, and other issues.
You may be leading an active lifestyle but it is counterintuitive if you are consuming instant noodles more than two to three times a week.
Pregnant women who consume instant noodles are at higher risks of miscarriage.
Instant noodles are packed with sugar, salt, syrup, edible vegetable oil, and flavouring. These ingredients are common in other junk foods that lead to overweight and obesity.
#7. Bisphenol A (BPA)
The styrofoam containers the noodles come in are made from Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic synthetic that has been found to have health effects like prostate and breast cancer, developmental problems and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Monosodium Glutamate has been sold as a flavour enhancer. It can be found in just about everything like crackers, Chinese food, salad dressings, and canned soups. Many people are actually allergic to MSG with symptoms varying from headaches, flushing face, and indigestion. Research suggests it may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Bloating is a common side effect from eating too much instant noodles during the week.
#10. The digestion of instant noodles vs. home made noodles
A tiny camera followed the noodles during digestion. Within two hours, the homemade noodles are broken down in the digestive system.