Skip to comments.The Untold Dangers of Ramen Noodles
Posted on 08/15/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
In those moments of late-night cravings, Ramen Noodles seem to be your lifeblood -- the key to survival, exactly what you need to keep going.
"Consistent quality and the finest of ingredients."
But according to a new study -- they're killing you. OK, not necessarily, or not outright, but the research shows instant noodle products like Ramen can increase the risk of metabolic syndrome for women.
And metabolic syndrome can mean increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The study found women who ate instant noodle products more than twice a week were the ones in trouble.
(Excerpt) Read more at 10news.com ...
The only thing I would say is unhealthy is the huge amount of salt some have in their ingredients.
Yup. Gotta use about 2/3 of the powderand no more.
Try tossing in half a dozen cooked shrimp. Yum!
I add a couple handfuls of mixed frozen vegetables, the boil the water. Good!
First Twinkies now Ramen Noodles. I’m not eating nuts and berries. I revolt.
“metabolic Syndrome” is akin to saying to a person they are weight challenged. To put it in blunter terms, that person is suffers from being fat.
Great.....I guess I’m gonna outlive my daughter....she lived on the crap in college.
The real danger are those flavor packets with enough sodium to kill a horse. Ramen noodles are fine however if you discard the “soup” brine after cooking, then stir-fry with some vegetables. The convenience of an instant noodle but without the health risks.
I wonder how much threat there is from the noodles?
I wonder how much threat there is from the powdered flavoring?
Ok, so don't buy the ones in styro packaging. If you don't want all the salt, then only use half the seasoning packet which tastes better than using the whole thing.
I’ve never had Ramen Noodles, am I missing something?
This is about ramen noodles, I promise.
I recall working in a ‘IT’ company in 2000.
The Gore-Bush election media made fiasco was going on.
One of the IT (Customer Service, Level Two) granolas said to me that we should have internet voting.
I asked him if our software worked 100% of the time: “No.” was the response.
“Then why should we have Internet voting when it’s not 100% reliable?” I asked - (BTW - the reliability rate of our software was less than 70% and he knew it).
“It’s better!” he said, “you can trust it.”
“I do not trust ANYTHING on the internet,” I replied.
He ignored me.
He did get reprimanded for stealing multiple cups of single-serve ramen noodles that were in a barrel for the annual Thanksgiving food drive.
He was making tens of thousands of dollars a year and he took food intended for the needy at Thanksgiving.
I mostly despise granola types as they cannot be trusted.
I am not anti-ramen to set the record straight.
I add a tablespoon of canola oil for some extra calories.
Supposed to be good for you too, but who knows.
The real issue is carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are poison for humans. Doesn’t matter whether sugar, starch, beans, fruit, white, brown, refined, “whole grains,” etc., etc. etc.
The government will continue to propagandize for carbs as long as farmers can hire lobbyists.
OTOH, the ramen served in some Japanese restaurants is really tasty.
Personally I pour out the water then add the powder, except only one pack for two packs of noodles, plus some Sriracha hot sauce, and any leftover meat and veggies I might have on hand.
The Ramen Rater Top 10.
I don’t know if it’s on the list or not but Indo-Me brand BBQ Chicken flavor is outstanding!
i’ve read recently saw’on dr oz if you get too little sodium, under 1000mg per day you are in trouble, and the new average ok is 3000 mg.
I used to eat at a restaurant called Wagamama’s in London that had a r amen bowl with salmon. Oh. My. Goodness. It was AMAZING!!!!
I think there is one in Boston now.
I have never had them either.
I use all of it and would like more!
So, are we suffering from the lack of experience of an epicurian delight? (can't believe I said that)
You might as well eat a couple of donuts. Same carb count and less salt.
LOL I wonder what aisle they are found on at Harris Teeter? International? Snacks?
OMG, I have eaten in that London restaurant! It was to die for! The pic I posted is their chicken ramen bowl.
What is Harris Teeter?
We agree. You’re revolting.
Grocery store in the southeast.
A buck-forty-nine at Aldi gets ya 2# of angel hair pasta. Cook up some, add a dollop of butter/oil + salt/parm and it’s not bad. 32oz of pasta goes a long way... Big Lots usually has tomato sauce 25¢/6oz can, add onion/garlic powders, etc, good for 2 or 3 servings. Cheap hot chow!
How will this affect the growth of the Ramen Catholic Church?
I agree in general, we aren't supposed to eat the vast quantities of carbs that are in our diets. But there is a difference between types. Generally carbs mixed with fiber (whole grains, vegetables, etc.) are absorbed more slowly, and don't spike blood sugar/insulin as much as much as more refined carbs. That doesn't mean eat an unlimited amount, just that given the same amount of carbs, the less processed are better.
On sale they are about 10 cents a packet. As a student that made for a lot of really cheap meals. And they were tasty too. I agree with cutting the amount of powder in half.
Aren’t they loaded with MSG? We used to buy them until we realized our second son goes a little crazy when he eats them. Or maybe he was eating the flavor packets without the noodles. Regardless, he was such a jerk that I started reading ingredient lists of all sorts of foods. No more Doritos for him. No more Ramen. No more Takis. Etc. It made a big difference once we figured it out. Son #4 has the same problem.
Hey my Mom loves them, she turns 100 in a month!
“Jeez. Next thing they’ll tell me drinking tequila straight from the bottle’s not healthy.”
It’s not if it’s someone else’s bottle of Tequila.
Well here, have mine... ;-)
Oh thanks for ruining any pleasure I might derive from the two noodle bowls left in the pantry. :-)
Anything is better than kale.
You are right, just use some of it for flavoring. Also remember that eggs were bad for you for years and then it was ‘the incredible edible egg’, then pork was bad for you for years now it is ‘the new white meat’, the science is in the hand of the researcher and the study can be skewed to get the desired results....all things in moderation.
Now I hear people are not getting enough salt, and a few years ago salt was banned in NY or sugar.....too much sugar, UGHHH Moderation is key.
Actually, TOTALLY TRUE.
Yes, I would eat noodles if I had no other food (and I do keep them for “that day”), but NO, I NEVER eat noodles as long as I have a choice of other items.
Wheat kills (at least today’s hybridized version) - and sorry, the doomsayers are right this time, for once.
Yes, every food that’s good for you today is bad tomorrow and back to being good next week. A couple years ago I read that some people who add extra salt to their food really do need it. Looking at salt swells me up.
You ingest all the salt if you drink the soup part. But if you eat the noodles only, I bet you wouldn’t be ingesting a whole lot of salt.
“The real issue is carbohydrates.
The government will continue to propagandize for carbs as long as farmers can hire lobbyists.”
True, but today’s wheat being the worst at this point (in any form), but I’m sure the rice growers are trying the best to come up with killer-strains too - don’t want to be left out.
“ive read recently sawon dr oz if you get too little sodium, under 1000mg per day you are in trouble, and the new average ok is 3000 mg.”
I agree, I think they blew it on sodium - they can’t find any proof that certain amounts are bad for you - only a slight increase in blood pressure, but nothing huge. Even so, I try to keep from adding salt to my food, but that’s about it.
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