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5 Reasons noodles are dangerous and unhealthy

Instant noodles are pre-cooked noodles made from flour, starch, water, salt, kansui, palm oil, and seasoning packets.....CONTINUE READING

They were invented in Japan in 1958 by Taiwanese-Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando. It has become a popular easy-to-make food since their invention.

Why are instant noodles unhealthy?

Instant noodles are popular for their convenience, affordability, and taste, but they also have many health risks.

1. Instant noodles can cause digestive problems and weight gain

Instant noodles, despite being low-calorie, are low in fibre and protein, which makes them unsuitable for weight loss.

Eating noodles regularly may not satisfy hunger or reduce gut bacteria, potentially leading to digestive conditions and weight gain.

A South Korean study discovered that those who ate instant noodles more than twice a week had a higher risk of metabolic syndrome, a group of illnesses that includes obesity.

2. High sodium content causes stomach cancer, heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure

Instant noodles are high in sodium, with a single serving containing 397–3678 mg. Eating processed foods, including instant noodles, can increase the risk of stomach cancer, heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure according to research from Pub Med Central.

Just one pack of instant noodles can make it difficult to maintain a 2-g-per-day sodium intake (World Health Organization standard) which is the healthy limit. Multiple packs of noodles can lead to massive amounts of ingested sodium.

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