A lot of people, especially college students, who do not have much time or money, adore instant noodles. They believe that instant noodles are better food than fast food, such as burritos, fries, and burgers. If you are one of them, make sure you read this article, and you will definitely see things from a different angle.
Dr. Braden Kuo from the Massachusetts General Hospital conducted an experiment about this. He used a tiny camera to conduct his experiment, and the results shocked the world.
Instant noodles do not break down for several hours after they are consumed
In the video above you can see how instant noodles look inside your stomach 2 hours after you eat them.
When food remains for too long in the stomach, it has a huge effect on the absorption of nutrients. Instant noodles have almost no nutrients that should be absorbed, but they contain plenty of additives and toxins (TBHQ).
If TBHQ remains in the digestive system for too long, you are exposed to the potential dangers.
Five grams of TBHQ bring danger
TBHQ is a byproduct of petroleum. Sometimes, this toxin is referred to as an antioxidant, which is quite wrong. TBHQ is actually a synthetic chemical that has antioxidant properties, but it is not a natural antioxidant.
Unfortunately, TBHQ is added to numerous of foods, including fast food, crisps, and crackers, to prevent oxidation of oils and fats, and to prolong shelf life.
TBHQ is contained in Taco Bell Beans, Red Baron frozen pizza, Teddy Grahams, Wheat Thins crackers McDonald’s chicken nuggets, Reese Peanut butter, and many other popular food choices.
TBHQ is also found in lacquers, varnishes, perfumes, cosmetics, pesticide products, to increase their stability and decrease evaporation.
During the 19th and 21st meetings, the Joint FAO Expert Committee on Food Additives made a decision according to which TBHQ is safe for at a level of 0-0.5mg/kg of body weight.
So, chewing gums are allowed to contain largest amounts of TBHQ.
You should be very careful as a single gram of the chemical may cause:
- Sense of suffocation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), TBHQ brings serious health risks. These risks include:
- Liver effect at low doses
- Mutation of mammalian cells
- Biochemical changes at low doses
- Reproductive effect at high doses
- Instant noodles and metabolic syndrome
According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, women who consume instant noodles have a dangerously high risk of metabolic syndrome.
More than 68% of women who enjoy consuming instant noodles more than twice a week were at a higher risk of developing metabolic syndromes, such as central high blood levels, hypertension, obesity, elevated triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol levels.
People who have three or more of the above-mentioned symptoms have a bigger chance of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Instant noodles are not a healthy food. People who consume instant noodles have a poor intake of vitamin A and C, niacin, potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, and protein when compared to people who do not consume them. Unfortunately, noodles lovers have a large intake of energy, sodium, and unhealthy fats. Only one package of instant noodles contains up to 2,700 milligrams of sodium.
Additionally, instant noodles contain monosodium glutamate (MSG). It overexcites nerve cells to the extent of damages and death. This leads to brain dysfunction and damage, learning disabilities, Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s, and much more.
MSG is about 78% free glutamic acid. It affects pancreas, eyes, nervous system, a human brain, and other vital organs in the body.
MSG is ideal obesity drug. So, if you want to maintain your normal body weight, stop consuming MSG.
Eat whole, living foods to maintain optimal health
If you consume noodle once a year, it is not a problem. But, if you consume them very often they can cause weight gain and chronic disease because they are high in sugar, artificial ingredients, refined carbs, fructose, and low in nutrients in fiber. Processed foods, including noodle, are addictive and designed to make people want more.
Noodles can also lead to developing insulin resistance and chronic inflammation.
We recommend you plan your meals and to remove processed foods from your diet.
Your best option is to plan a week of your meals and buy all the ingredients you need from the local market. This would make things a lot easier, especially if you are one of those who does not have much free time.