When everyday life becomes busy that you can’t find the time to make a nice meal for yourself, you reach for the noodles sitting on your kitchen cabinet. Because, why not? Noodles take minutes to make and your hunger becomes satiated. But are noodles healthy for you?
What are noodles made of?
You can find individual cups, bowls, or packets of noodles on the shelves of any supermarket you go to. These noodles are also called instant noodles or ramen. What makes these noodles different from the traditional kind is that they are pre-cooked. Open a packet of noodles and you will find dry noodles and flavoring packets inside.
These noodles are made with ingredients such as flour, palm oil, sodium, etc. The flavoring packet that accompanies these instant ramen noodles contains salt, spices, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and more.
How often can I eat instant noodles?
Eating one cup or bowl of instant noodles once a week does not harm your health. The key is to limit your consumption of instant noodles to only once a week. Not more than that.
Instant noodles are bad for you and contribute absolutely nothing to improving your daily nutrition intake. They are high in sodium, low in calories, and are the reason behind many health hazards that people nowadays seem to face.
What happens if you eat too much noodles?
You are looking at digestive issues if you eat way too much noodles. Noodles are high in fats, carbohydrates, and sodium. Moreover, they lack vitamins.
If you begin to eat noodles every day from the start of the week, you may start noticing visible changes to your body by the end of it. Not in a good way.
Stomach aches along with low levels of energy are the most common aftereffects of ‘eating too much’ noodles.
The pleasant aroma of noodles will no longer seem tempting to your senses. Instead, your body will begin asking for something more nutritional such as a proper diet that consists of an appropriate amount of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and other nutrients.
If the habit of eating too much noodles continues for a long time, you will soon come to face incurable diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even potentially cancer.
What are the side effects of noodles?
Noodles, especially the instant ramen kind have little to no nutrition to provide to your body. A poor diet with empty calories and increased fat intake will lead to obesity and body weakness. Everyday tasks will appear to be a chore and your physical, as well as your mental performance, will start degrading.
Is it bad to eat noodles every day?
Noodles take mere minutes to make. Moreover, they are super-affordable and convenient to store and you feel well-fed after you eat a bowl full of noodles. So you may wish to depend on noodles every day. This is especially true if you are a college student or someone early in your career.
Finding the time and energy to make a meal is much harder than making noodles, which is essentially dropping a pack of instant noodles in boiling water and tada! Your meal is here and done. But depending on noodles every day would be a terrible mistake.
Eating noodles every day is like endangering your life cycle. Your digestion power will decrease and you will no longer be able to lead a healthy life.
Start thinking about the future, you do not want to see an unhealthy version of yourself. So dump those instant noodles stock from your kitchen cabinet into the dustbin and pick some real vegetables and proteins instead.
I am Anand, and I am a business owner and consultant in my day job. I have spent years studying what’s inside the products we buy. ‘Feedrer’ is a wordplay on you-know-who and talks about all things food.