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The Untold Dangers of Ramen Noodles
ABC10 ^

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bpa; noodles; ohnoes; ramen; untolddangers
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1 posted on 08/15/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The only thing I would say is unhealthy is the huge amount of salt some have in their ingredients.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 3:56:35 PM PDT by struggle
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To: nickcarraway

I’m doomed.


3 posted on 08/15/2014 3:57:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: struggle

Yup. Gotta use about 2/3 of the powderand no more.


4 posted on 08/15/2014 3:58:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

Try tossing in half a dozen cooked shrimp. Yum!


5 posted on 08/15/2014 3:59:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I add a couple handfuls of mixed frozen vegetables, the boil the water. Good!


6 posted on 08/15/2014 4:01:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

First Twinkies now Ramen Noodles. I’m not eating nuts and berries. I revolt.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 4:01:45 PM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: nickcarraway

“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.


8 posted on 08/15/2014 4:03:27 PM PDT by zaxtres
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To: dfwgator

Great.....I guess I’m gonna outlive my daughter....she lived on the crap in college.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 4:04:16 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 4:13:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how much threat there is from the noodles?

I wonder how much threat there is from the powdered flavoring?


11 posted on 08/15/2014 4:15:14 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.

12 posted on 08/15/2014 4:16:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve never had Ramen Noodles, am I missing something?


13 posted on 08/15/2014 4:19:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


14 posted on 08/15/2014 4:22:08 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: nickcarraway

I add a tablespoon of canola oil for some extra calories.
Supposed to be good for you too, but who knows.


15 posted on 08/15/2014 4:23:52 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


16 posted on 08/15/2014 4:25:42 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: nickcarraway
Jeez. Next thing they'll tell me drinking tequila straight from the bottle's not healthy.
17 posted on 08/15/2014 4:25:54 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I don't think you're missing anything but at times my teens lived on the stuff. You'll find ramen in about any college dorm.

OTOH, the ramen served in some Japanese restaurants is really tasty.


18 posted on 08/15/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SpaceBar

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.


19 posted on 08/15/2014 4:40:27 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!")
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To: nickcarraway

The Ramen Rater Top 10.

http://www.theramenrater.com/top-ten-lists/all-time-packs/the-ramen-rater-top-ten-instant-noodles-of-all-time-2013-edition/

I don’t know if it’s on the list or not but Indo-Me brand BBQ Chicken flavor is outstanding!


20 posted on 08/15/2014 4:46:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SpaceBar

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.


21 posted on 08/15/2014 4:49:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: colorado tanker

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.


22 posted on 08/15/2014 4:56:14 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Hot Tabasco

I have never had them either.


23 posted on 08/15/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT by kalee
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To: BenLurkin

I use all of it and would like more!

lol


24 posted on 08/15/2014 4:57:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kalee
I have never had them either.

So, are we suffering from the lack of experience of an epicurian delight? (can't believe I said that)

25 posted on 08/15/2014 5:03:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: upchuck

You might as well eat a couple of donuts. Same carb count and less salt.


26 posted on 08/15/2014 5:05:20 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL I wonder what aisle they are found on at Harris Teeter? International? Snacks?


27 posted on 08/15/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

OMG, I have eaten in that London restaurant! It was to die for! The pic I posted is their chicken ramen bowl.


28 posted on 08/15/2014 5:12:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kalee
Harris Teeter?

What is Harris Teeter?

29 posted on 08/15/2014 5:19:48 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: struggle

30 posted on 08/15/2014 5:21:32 PM PDT by Textide
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To: McGruff

“I revolt.”

We agree. You’re revolting.


31 posted on 08/15/2014 5:38:23 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: Hugin
Personally I pour out the water then add the powder, except only one pack for two packs of noodles, plus some Sriracha hot sauce,

YEEEEAAAH BUDDY!

32 posted on 08/15/2014 5:46:40 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Grocery store in the southeast.


33 posted on 08/15/2014 5:53:15 PM PDT by kalee
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To: nickcarraway

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!


34 posted on 08/15/2014 5:55:30 PM PDT by W. (LBJ, edited: 'I'll have 'em riotin', lootin' and votin' dem0crat for the next 100 years!--Sarc?)
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To: nickcarraway

How will this affect the growth of the Ramen Catholic Church?


35 posted on 08/15/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Carbohydrates are poison for humans. Doesn’t matter whether sugar, starch, beans, fruit, white, brown, refined, “whole grains,” etc., etc. etc.

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.

36 posted on 08/15/2014 5:58:39 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!")
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


37 posted on 08/15/2014 5:58:40 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

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.


38 posted on 08/15/2014 6:00:57 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: nickcarraway

Hey my Mom loves them, she turns 100 in a month!


39 posted on 08/15/2014 6:07:46 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: CrazyIvan

“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.


40 posted on 08/15/2014 6:32:15 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
not if it’s someone else’s bottle

Well here, have mine... ;-)


41 posted on 08/15/2014 7:08:54 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh thanks for ruining any pleasure I might derive from the two noodle bowls left in the pantry. :-)


42 posted on 08/15/2014 7:09:30 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: struggle
Salt isn't bad for people but the junk in those packets are. I eat the
top ramen variety from Asian markets and never ever use those packets
entirely. Maybe 10% if any.
43 posted on 08/15/2014 7:12:06 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: nickcarraway

Anything is better than kale.


44 posted on 08/15/2014 7:22:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: bgill

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.


45 posted on 08/15/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


46 posted on 08/15/2014 7:45:31 PM PDT by BobL
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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.


47 posted on 08/15/2014 7:46:51 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

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.


48 posted on 08/15/2014 7:51:05 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Arthur McGowan

“The real issue is carbohydrates.
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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.


49 posted on 08/15/2014 7:55:48 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Secret Agent Man

“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 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.


50 posted on 08/15/2014 8:01:44 PM PDT by BobL
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