The modern busy lifestyles have made people resort to instant foods, which many believe are more healthy compared to fast foods.
However, in the course of investigating the effects of instant noodles in the stomach and digestive tracts, Dr. B. Kuo of the Massachusetts General Hospital discovered something devastating.
The noodles stayed put even after several hours. This means that they influence nutrients absorption, even though the noodles don’t contain nutrients, but loads of additives like TBHQ.
The noodles will remain in your digestive system and result in various negative effects. TBHQ is actually a synthetic chemical that has antioxidant properties but not a natural antioxidant.
In addition to inhibiting the oxidation of oils and fats, it also prolongs the shell-life of processed foods.
It is common in other popular processed foods like:
- Taco Bell beans
- Red Baron frozen pizza
- Teddy Grahams
- McDonald’s chicken nuggets
- Wheat Thins crackers
- Kellogg’s CHEEZ-IT crackers
- Reese’s peanut butter cups
You can also get it in various cosmetics, varnishes, perfumes, and pesticides.
Moreover, a Consumer’s Dictionary of Food additive points out that TBHQ causes delirium, collapse, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, as well as a feeling of suffocation.
Likewise, the EWG (Environmental Working Group) reported that the prolonged exposures to TBHQ lead to reproductive effects, liver effects, biochemical changes, as well as positive results of mutation from In-vitro tests in the mammalian cells.
Additionally, a study by the Journal of Nutrition revealed that women who eat these noodles have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome, which involves low HDL cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, increased fasting triglycerides, as well as central obesity.
In 2012, the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) discovered Benzopyrene, which is a cancer-causing substance, in 6 noodle brands from the Nong Shim Company Ltd.
This was attributed to the presence of monosodium glutamate. Monosodium glutamatean is an excitotoxin that overexcites the nerve cells, resulting in brain damage or triggering learning disabilities like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Thus, the consumption of instant noodles will result in numerous health complications over time, including weight gain, chronic diseases, insulin resistance, and chronic inflammation.
They’re loaded with artificial ingredients. You’re therefore advised to avoid all kinds of processed foods and instead focus on consuming natural, healthy foods in order to avoid health complications.