10 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Too Much Of Instant Noodles

10 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Too Much Of Instant Noodles


Are you one of those that can eat noodles anytime anywhere any day? Some, out of laziness or inability to prepare other types of foods will eat noodles more than once a day. This is bad on all levels because too much of noodles can be dangerous to the health. This post lists 10 reasons why you should stop eating too much of noodles.

1. Nutrient Absorption: Noodles is not good for children, most especially kids under 5 years old because it inhibits the absorption of nutrients.

2. Cancer: There is a particular ingredient used in the production of instant noodles called “Styrofoam’, which is a known cancer-causing agent.

3. Miscarriage: Women who eat too much of instant noodles during their pregnancy risks miscarriage, because it affects the development of the fetus.

4. Junk Food: Instant noodles are enriched with full of carbohydrates, but are deprived of vitamins, fibre and minerals. This makes instant noodles considered as a junk food, and we all know junk is bad for the body.

5. Sodium: Instant noodles contain high amounts of sodium. It is widely medically known that excess consumption of sodium leads to heart disease, stroke, and hypertension and kidney damage.

6. MSG: Monosodium Glutamate is used to enhance the flavour of instant noodles. People who are allergic to MSG unknowingly consume it as part of their diet, and then they end up suffering from headaches, facial flushing, pain, burning sensations.

7. Overweight: Eating Noodles is one of the leading causes of obesity. Noodles contain fat and large amounts of sodium, which causes water retention in the body and it leads to overweight, and obesity leads to heart problems.

8. Digestion: Instant noodles are bad for the digestive system. Regular consumption of instant noodles causes irregular bowel movements and bloating.

9. Propylene Glycol: There is another ingredient in instant noodles called “Propylene Glycol” which has an anti-freeze property. This ingredient is used because it prevents the noodles from drying by retaining moisture. This substance weakens the immune system of our body. It is easily absorbed by the body and it accumulates in the kidneys, heart and liver. It causes abnormalities and damage to these areas.

10. Metabolism: Regular consumption of instant noodles affects the body’s metabolism, because of the chemical substances like additives, colouring and preservatives inside the noodles.

All of these reasons stated are enough for us to reduce our consumption of noodles. Stay healthy. 

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