Scientists Reveal: Eating Ramen Noodles May Cause Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Disease And Stroke!

Eating Ramen Noodles

If your youngsters do not go to school without having a bunch of yummy ramen noodles, it’s high time you said: Well, not anymore! Breakfast is their first meal in the morning, so don’t send them off to school with a bad one.

Keep in mind that nowadays delicious does not necessarily mean nutritious!Not only our kids, but all of us often enjoy a bowl of ramen noodles or some other similar packaged food. Grown-ups too find them a delicious treat!Yet, spare your kids and yourselves the trouble of eating junk food like ramen noodles.

Ramen noodles are the epitome of junk carcinogenic food: a greasy mess, lacking in any nutrients whatsoever, only to be eaten as a last resort!Reduce ramen noodles consumption to a minimum. They won’t bring you any good!Instead you should make up your diet plan with real nutrients that come from fresh vegetables and fruits. Go for the best this time!

I don’t expect you to believe this right away. I didn’t believe it either: I simply devoured ramen noodles!Then I came across some articles and occupied myself with reading. It was worthwhile without any doubt. Here’s their point:

In order to give them long expiration dates, food producers put large amounts of sugar and salt in their products. Besides these two notorious ones, many other chemicals and additives are added during the production process to preserve these ready-made foods. You didn’t know this? Well, cheap doesn’t always mean a healthy heap.

The same goes for ramen noodles. A chemical compound called tertiary-butyl hydroquinone, or TBHQ, which is a by-product of the food and petroleum industry, is added to ramen noodles in the manufacturing process.And this TBHQ chemical can only have negative effects on your health.

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions such as heightened blood pressure, abnormal sugar and cholesterol levels and excessive body fat.

metabolic syndrome

What can lead to this syndrome?

Excessive consumption of products like ramen noodles containing TBHQ, high sodium (a cup of instant noodles contains up to 2,700 mg of sodium), and saturated fats along with its high glycaemic content, can easily lead to a condition known as metabolic syndrome.

These conditions, clustered together, increase the risk of heart disease, coronary disease, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. TBHQ has been found responsible for not only metabolic syndrome, but also for weakening of the organs in the body and an increased risk of cancer and tumours.

Although ramen noodles are not a healthy food choice, they are still largely consumed throughout the world. South Korea, for instance, holds the top spot in the statistics given by the World Instant Noodles Association.

Right behind it are China, Japan, Vietnam and India. The USA is placed number 6 on this list. As for units sold, the numbers reported are 3.4 billion in 2010 in South Korea and 4.3 billion in the USA in 2013. Will they do something about it?

These ominous ingredients that are TBHQ, sodium, sugar and saturated fats can be very harmful for your body, as several studies have convincingly shown. The PhD candidate Hyun Shin and his colleagues conducted such research study at Baylor University and Harvard University. Their test included 11, 000 participants from South Korea, both male and female, between the ages of 19 and 64.

The participants were asked to give a one-week report of the amount of ramen noodles, as well as other food, they ate during the observed week. Interestingly, the results showed difference in men and women.

The results showed that women who had eaten dried noodles more than twice that week had a higher risk of metabolic syndrome than those who ate them once or didn’t eat them at all. Surprisingly, the male participants weren’t as susceptible to metabolic syndrome as the female ones.A gastrointestinal specialist also observed what happened in the human body two hours upon consuming ramen noodles. The explicit results from the videos he obtained were nothing short of horrifying!

Let’s clear this out: Artificial chemical compounds like TBHQ are not found only in ramen noodles!
They can be found in chicken products and French fries at fast food chain restaurants, in gums, in cereals, in crackers, in crunchy chocolates, in microwave popcorn, in many cosmetic products, and even in some baby products.

We all need food, energy boosters and other daily necessities. But it won’t do you any harm if we avoid processed foods like ramen noodles and stick to fresh or cooked food instead.

Do you think you won’t make it without tasty ramen noodles?

Here’s my advice:

How to make homemade noodles from scratch:

All you need is this:

  • 3/4 cups flour (you can use all-purpose flour)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water (depending on flour and humidity)
  • 3/4 tsp salt to taste.

The preparation goes in the familiar way: First you mix the dry ingredients, then you make a well in the center, and then you beat the eggs and water inside.

Then slowly combine the ingredients together.What comes next is fair kneading!The dough is ready when your hands become fairly clean and the dough does not stick as much anymore.

When it reaches the right consistency, you should be able to lift your hand and the dough should fall off after about a second.

If it’s too sticky, you add some flour and knead it in. If it doesn’t stick at all, you add some water- a few drops at a time.

The recipe teaches you how to make true ramen from scratch, with little more cost than an instant ramen packet.Just give it a try!