The noodles have become famous lunches or dinners nowadays, as the people tend to save money and time, in that dynamic and expensive way of living. Nutritionists don’t recommend them because they are not on the list of the healthy food, but still they are not as bad as the burgers or fries are.
The experiment that was done by using a pill-sized camera to see what happens inside the stomach and digestive tract after you eat ramen noodles showed the unbelievable results.
The doctors discovered that the noodles were still unbroken even after two hours in the stomach, which was really very concerning. That showed the inability of your digestive system to break down this processed food for long time. In such, when food will remain in the digestive tract for a longer period of time, it drastically impacts the nutrient absorption, even in the noodles are no found in bigger amount.
In fact, the noodles are made with a lot of additives like the toxic preservative tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), which remains in the stomach for a long time.
FIVE GRAMS OF TBHQ IN NOODLES IS LETHAL
TBHQ is a synthetic chemical with antioxidant properties. It in fact prevents oxidation of fats and oils and extends the shelf life of processed foods.
Because of this characteristic it is used in most foods like McDonald’s chicken nuggets, Kellogg’s CHEEZ-IT crackers and others. It can be found also in lacquers, varnishes and pesticide products, as well as in cosmetics and perfumes, where it plays a role of reducing the evaporation rate and improving stability.
According to the experts that determined TBHQ limits, the amount of it shouldn’t go over 0.5 mg/kg of your body weight.
For this reason it is good to have little to no exposure to this toxicant, because one gram of it can cause:
- Sense of suffocation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
HEALTH HAZARDS LINKED TO TBHQ
- Biochemical changes at very low doses
- Reproductive effects at high doses
- Liver effects at low doses
- Positive transformation results from in vitro tests on mammalian cells
NOODLES LINKS TO METABOLIC SYNDROME
You should have in mind the results of the following study the next time you plan to consume noodles for lunch. The results of it shows that the women who consumed more instant noodles were at a much bigger risk of metabolic syndrome than those who did not.
The study shows that more than 68% of women who ate them more than twice a week were more likely to have metabolic syndrome. Those women suffer from the symptoms like obesity, elevated blood sugar, elevated blood pressure, low levels of HDL cholesterol and elevated fasting triglycerides.
Having three or more of these symptoms, increases the risk of occuring diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
WHAT IS THERE IN A PACKAGE OF NOODLES?
The noodles are packed with sodium and TBHQ and some other things, that generaly might cause health problems.
According to Prevent Disease the dried noodle block is originally created by flashing frying cooked noodles. It also contains the palm oil, wheat flour and flavoring powder (salt, seasoning, monosodium glutamate and sugar).
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG)
This is an excitotoxin which can damage the nerve cells to the point of damage or death, causes the brain dysfunction and triggers problems with learning, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and more.
Free glutamic acid is another neurotransmitter that eyes, the brain, nervous system, pancreas and other organs use to start some processes in your body, such as drug for obesity.
In imported South Korean instant noodles, are found products recall for suspected benzopyrene. It is an organic compound considered a carcinogen and is problematic because it can interfere with genetics and intercalate with DNA.
RETURN TO WHOLE, LIVING FOODS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH
Everyone should know that a package of instant noodles from time to time is okay, however, it shouldn’t be eaten instead of real food all the time. The noodles can make you sick and fat, especially if you eat them a lot, as processed foods cause weight gain and chronic disease.
The noodles are in fact high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, fructose and artificial ingredients and low in nutrients and fiber. With the noodles you should be extra careful because these foods are addictive and they are designed for overeating. By eating them often it will promote insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, which can cause more chronic diseases, so you can change your way of diet. It is recommended to consume more vegetables, eggs, meats, fruits and other whole foods.