Watching your favorite Korean actor slurp in those hot and spicy noodles, makes you crave for it too, thus you end up buying for yourself and eating it most of the time. Others, who live alone and cannot prepare their own food properly are also more prone to eating instant noodles, since it is fast and easy, it is tasty too.
But then the harmful effects of this type of food is greatly dangerous to one’s health.
“The most striking thing about our experiment when you looked at a time interval, say in one or two hours, we noticed a processed ramen noodles were less broken down that homemade ramen noodles,” noted Dr. Kuo.
After two hours, fresh noodles were almost completely digested, the stomach broke down the noodles as it should. Looking at the instant ramen noodles after two hours showed that they were much less broken down, and almost fully intact. Dr. Kuo recorded 32 hours from the pill camera.
“What we’re seeing here is a stomach contracting back and forth as it’s trying to grind up the ramen noodles,” Dr. Kuo said of his experiment.
Ramen Instant Noodles contain TBHQ (Terriary Butyl Hydroquinone, which is an additive commonly used in cheap processed foods. FDA says that TBHQ must no exceed 0.02 % of its oi and fat content. Though small amount of TBHQ may not be harmful to you right away, the continued intake of it will have long term effects in your body such as weakening of organsm and the onset of cancers and tumors.
What are the other substances included in a Ramen Noodle?
- Propylene Glycol – a liquid a*****l used to preserve the texture of instant ramen. It’s also used in some tobacco products and Antifreeze.
- Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) – As noted above, TBHQ is a preservative for the main ingredients in ramen noodles (wheat, flour, salt, and vegetable oil). It’s also found in perfumes, resins, lacquers, and biodiesel.
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG) – A sodium salt of glutamic acid that adds a savory taste to foods. It can cause side effects such as nausea, headache, flushing, sweating, and heart palpitations.
- Sodium – One package of instant ramen has 1,875 milligrams of sodium, significantly more than the recommended daily intake of 1500 milligrams
- Vegetable Oil – Instant ramen can have canola, cottonseed, or palm oil. While canola and cottonseed oils are unsaturated, palm oil is very high in saturated fat.
- BPA – Many types of instant ramen noodles come in Styrofoam cups that contain BPA, and endocrine disruptor. That BPA can leech off o the cup and into the noodles.
- Corn Syrup – Corn syrup is a sweetener, but it’s added t instant ramen to preserve the texture of the noodles. It’s essentially like adding sugar.
If it is hard to remove instant noodle consumption in your lifestyle, you can as much as possible limit your intake and drink more water afterwards.
SOURCE : Life Hack