Instant noodles are the ideal meal for individuals who don’t have much money or time, especially for college students.
If you think that instant noodles are not as bad as fast food, such as fries, burgers and burritos please read this article and you will change your mind immediately.
Dr. Braden Kuo from the Massachusetts General made an experiment to discover what is happening in the digestive tract after a person consumes instant noodles.
To conduct this experiment he used a pill-sized camera. The result of his experiment shocked the world.


Ramen noodles do not digest for hours after they are consumed

Watch the video above to see what is happening inside a stomach after two hours after the ramen noodles are consumed. Actually, the ramen noodles after two hours remain whole, which is upsetting in so many aspects.
Not digested noodles add pressure to the digestive tract, which is forced to work hard to break them down.
In this case ironic is the fact that this is processed food without fiber and it is not breaking down fast.
When food stays too long in the digestive tract, it has a big influence on the nutrient absorption, but ramen noodles don’t have the nutrients that need to be absorbed. They are full of additives, including TBHQ – tertiary-butyl hydroquinone, which is known as a toxin.
We can only imagine potential dangers on which we are exposed when this toxin remains in our digestive tract along with processed noodles that cannot break down.

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Five grams of TBHQ bring danger

TBHQ is a byproduct of petroleum. Very often is referred as an “antioxidant”, but that is quite wrong because TBHQ is a synthetic chemical with an antioxidant properties.
TBHQ is added to many foods as crackers, fast food and crisps, in order to prolong shelf life of these products and to prevent oxidation of oils and fats.
This toxin is contained in Kellogg’s CHEEZ-IT crackers, McDonald’s chicken nuggets, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Teddy Grahams, Wheat Thins crackers, Taco Bell beans, Red Baron frozen pizza and many other popular products.
TBHQ is also found in lacquers, varnishes, cosmetics, perfumes and pesticide products in order to decrease evaporation and to increase their stability.
During the 19th-21st meetings, was brought a decision that consumption of TBHQ is safe at a level of 0-0.5mg/kg of body weight. This was brought by, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives.
Later the Codex commission estimated the limit between 100-400 mg/kg depending on the food in which is found in.
In the USA, the level of TBHQ cannot exceed 0.02 % of its oil and fat content. But chewing gums are allowed to have large amounts of TBHQ.
Five grams of TBHQ can be fatal, and a single gram of TBHQ can cause:
• Sense of suffocation
• Delirium
• Nausea and vomiting
• Collapse
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Because it is not considered as a persistent toxicant, the body usually eliminates the TBHQ. But when is consumed through the instant noodles our body receives prolonged exposure.
And this lead to serious health risk which involves:
• Biochemical changes at low doses
• Liver effect at low doses
• Reproductive effects at high doses
• Mutation of mammalian cells

Instant noodles and metabolic syndrome

According to the Journal of Nutrition, women who eat noodles have a high risk of metabolic syndrome, which includes a big number of symptoms as hypertension,obesity, high blood sugar, low HDL cholesterol levels and elevated triglycerides.
And three or more of these symptoms can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
According to research based on the intake of nutrients, instant noodles don’t have a contribution to a healthy diet.
People who consume them have a poor intake of calcium, protein, iron, phosphorus, vitamin A, potassium, niacin and vitamin C.
On the other side, they intake unhealthy fats and sodium. One package of instant noodles has 2,700 milligrams of sodium.

“Goods” contained in instant noodles

The dried noodles originated from Asian countries, and become very popular in Western countries. The main ingredients are wheat flour, salt and palm oil. Usual ingredients of the flavoring powder are monosodium glutamate, salt, sugar and seasoning.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an excitotoxin that overexcite nerve cells to the level of damages and death, causing brain dysfunction, learning disabilities, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s and many more.
MSG is an ideal obesity drug, so if you want to keep your weight at a normal level avoid consuming MSG.

Eat whole foods for optimal health

Eating ramen noodles once in a while cannot kill you, but the problem shows when this processed food replaces real food. If you consume instant noodle 2-3 times a week, or more, it will sure have effect on your health and weight.
Processed food is full with sugar, fructose, artificial ingredients and refined carbs, and low in fiber and nutrients. That’s why this kind of food is addictive and made to make people to want more.
Constant consumption of processed food leads to chronic inflammation and to developing insulin resistance.
Removing processed food is sure difficult, but if you go step by step it is possible and of course very important for your health.
The best way to succeed in this is to plan a week of the meals, and to have all the ingredients at home.