If You Have Bought Instant Noodles, Get Rid Of Them Now! Here’s Why
Ramen and many other processed noodles (like lo mein, Thai, or glass noodles) have been linked to an increased number of overweight adults and a rise in heart disease in South Korea.
Dr. Hyun Joon Shin, a clinical cardiology fellow at Baylor University Medical Center, conducted a study and found that eating processed noodles 2 or more times a week will increase the chances of developing metabolic syndrome; which can increase your risk of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, or even death!
Other things to keep in mind before you reach for that brick of ramen, it contains 40% of daily requirement of saturated fat and has more than half the daily allowance of sodium! Any foods packaged in styrofoam may contain bisphenol-A, or BPA, which is a suspected carcinogen.
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So, while ramen is quick and cheap, it may not be the best thing to eat – even just once or twice a month. Share away, people.