If You Buy Instant Noodles, Throw Them Out IMMEDIATELY! Here's Why

Posted by Editorial Staff in Food On 6th June 2016

Do you eat instant noodles? You may want to think twice about that.


#1 Inexpensive And Quick But Also Deadly

Who didn't eat ramen noodles multiple times a week during college? Anyone living on a budget knows how tasty and cheap these noodles can be. Unfortunately, the habit could come with some serious long-term health consequences with many side effects.


#2 New Research Proves That Instant Noodles Could Be Deadly

Ramen noodles, or instant noodles, are those prepackaged bricks of noodle that you add boiling water to or microwave to soften up before eating. These noodles contain a chemical called Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ). This can change your metabolism and potentially lead to stroke or heart disease. TBHQ is the same chemical used in creating plastics and is a byproduct of the petroleum industry and often a food additive frequently used to preserve cheap processed foods.


#3 Noodles Can Give You Metabolic Syndrome

A new study by Baylor University found that these noodles can increase your chances of developing something called Metabolic syndrome or cardiometabolic syndrome. The symptoms of this condition include high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. On top of that, the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), found in the styrofoam containers frequently used to package instant noodles, messes with the way hormones signal messages within the body, particularly estrogen.

#4 They Are Very Popular All Over The World

During the last few years, these instant noodles have become incredibly popular because of their instant cook time and low price. Although in America they are quite popular, the country that consumes the most instant noodles is South Korea, and researchers have been noticing a rise in metabolic syndrome in this country. A study by the Korean National Health and Nutrition Institute found that people who consumed the noodles more than twice a week were more likely to suffer with symptoms related to Metabolic Syndrome.


#5 A Death Sentence Waiting To Happen

A package of Top Ramen, typically sold in the US at any grocery store for an economical price of about twenty-five cents per package, is something that is more than bargained for in the long run. Each package serves TWO. Most people eat two packages in one sitting, which would be four servings. The sodium levels in each serving, almost 1000mg, is way above the daily recommended amount of 28% each day. This can cause immediate spikes in blood pressure and severe damage to intestines, heart, and vessels, especially those pumping blood to the arms, legs, brain and eyes.

#6 It's Not Just One Chemical That's Bad

Instant noodles contain many bad chemicals, not just ones that cause metabolic syndrome. Because it's a cheaply made, processed food, it's full of other things that are really bad for you. Back in June 2012, the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) found Benzopyrene (a cancer-causing substance) in six brands of noodles made by Nong Shim Company Ltd.