College students tend to eat instant noodles for lunch or dinner because they are fast to prepare and cheap. Although you may think of noodles as bad food, you would say they are not as bad as eating a burger, for example.
Dr. Braden Kuo of the General Hospital in Massachusetts may make you think twice before saying you love noodles. With the help of a little camera, he was able to see what is going on in your stomach after you consume noodle. The outcome was shocking.
In the video, you can see Ramen a type of noodles, in one’s stomach. After two hours, they are still undigested. And, this is something to worry about. Actually, it could overload your digestive system, so it is forced to work for a long time in order to digest this food.
The irony is that the food that is quick to digest has fiber that gets broken down easily, so it interferes with the sugar in the blood and the insulin release. Also, when food needs longer time to digest it is impacting the nutrient absorption as well.
And, when it comes to noodles, there is not a lot of nutrients, but there are additives like the toxic preservative tertiary butyl hydroquinone. So, besides your noodles, these additives will stay in your system as well. The result may not be good.
If You Have 5 Grams of TBHQ, You May Die
Even though the byproduct of the petroleum industry TBHQ is frequently known as an “antioxidant,” it is, in fact, unnatural, synthetic chemical with antioxidant properties. It prevents oxidants of oils and fats, so it prolongs the life of processed foods.
Processed foods like McDonald’s chicken nuggets, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Teddy Grahams, etc., have this ingredient. Anyway, this product can be found in lacquers, pesticide products, varnishes, cosmetics, and perfumes, and it serves to lower the evaporation and make them more stable.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives explained that TBHQ is safe for intake only at the level of 0-0.5 mg/kg of the human’s weight. Nonetheless, the Codex commission said that 100-400 mg/kg is allowable, but it depends on the food that is added to.
For instance, chewing gum can contain the highest level of TBHQ. In the USA, the FDA does not allow more than 0.02 percent of its oil and fat content. As we can see, there is a disagreement in the allowed and safe levels of consuming TBHQ.
However, the best thing is to have little or none at all of this toxicant. According to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives, 1 gram of the toxicant causes nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, delirium, sense of suffocation, and collapse.
TBHQ is probably not a persistent toxicant which means your body is capable of eliminating it, so it would not bioaccumulate. But, if you consume instant noodles your body may be exposed on the toxicant for a longer time.
EWG did animal studies which showed that TBHQ results in low doses of liver effects and biochemical changes, reproductive effects at high doses, and positive mutation.
Instant Noodles Related to Metabolic Syndrome
If you are noodles lover, you should know that the Journal of Nutrition published one study that revealed women who ate noodles had a high risk of metabolic syndrome.
In fact, those women who consumed instant noodles more than two times per week were 68% more probable to have a metabolic syndrome (central obesity, high blood pressure, increased blood sugar, increased triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol).
If one has three or more than the symptoms, they are at a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Another research revealed that instant noodles do not belong to the list of healthy foods.
Those people who ate instant noodles did not consume significant nutrients like calcium, protein, iron, potassium, niacin, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Also, these people had a lot of energy, unhealthy fats and sodium (one package – 2,700mg).
What Else Do Noodles Have?
According to Prevent Disease, dried noodle block had palm oil, wheat, and salt. The flavoring powder has salt, seasoning, sugar, and monosodium glutamate.
Back in 2012, June, the KFDA found that six brands of noodles (Nong Shim Company Ltd) contained Benzopyrene which is a substance that causes cancer. Even though the KFDA reported the amounts were not harmful, Nong Shim noticed some problems in certain groups of noodles.
If you need a reason to stay away from noodles, then that is the MSG. It is an excitotoxin which overexcites your nerve cells, so they may be harmed or even die so that you would get a brain dysfunction as well as harm to different degrees.
Also, it may cause learning disabilities, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s diseases, etc. Moreover, glutamic acid is contained in MSG too. It also affects the brain, nervous system, eyes, pancreas and other organs. And, MSG causes obesity in people.
Improver Your Health and Go Back to Whole, Living Foods
Consuming a package of noodles from time to time, it will kill you. However, if consuming substituting convenience foods for real food becomes a habit, then health problems will for sure happen.
You need to avoid instant noodles if you do not want to be sick and fat. Since processed foods contain high amounts of fructose, sugar, artificial ingredients, refined carbs, and they are low in fiber and nutrients.
Actually, processed foods make you feel addicted, and they are created to cause overeating. Also, they cause food cravings which lead to obesity.
The consumption of processed foods also causes chronic inflammation and insulin resistance, which lead to chronic or serious diseases. And, you know that people consumed veggies, meats, eggs, fruits, etc., while, processed foods are newly invented.
Removing processed foods from your menu needs making plans in advance, but that is possible, you only need to want to do it.