Besides being very delicious, instant noodles are very beneficial for your health as well. Combining them with the right toppings will create a tasty, healthy snack that you will fall in love with. They are a great choice for a quick lunchbox for school, and won’t take much out of your time. However, what you probably didn’t know is that this lovely snack can also be very harmful to your health.

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Here’s what’s making instant noodles so harmful:

Rich in sodium

Sodium is constantly present in prepackaged foods in order to enhance the flavor. However, it also increases your blood pressure and subsequently, the risk of heart diseases and stroke. This is why patients suffering from hypertension are advised to eat a vitamin and mineral-rich diet, and to avoid consuming sodium.

Contain saturated fats

There is a big difference between healthy and unhealthy fats, and not all of them can cause obesity. Healthy fats can increase your energy levels, but noodles sadly don’t contain them. Instead, they contain low-density lipoproteins which can increase your cholesterol levels as well as the risk of heart disease.

When you fry instant noodles in vegetable oil, lard or butter, you’re only making things worse as they increase their saturated fat content.

Full of preservatives

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and t- butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) are often added to instant noodles in order to increase their shelf-life. And, although the FDA approves the use of these preservatives, that doesn’t mean that they’re healthy – they have been known to cause cancer.

Hard to digest

Besides being hard to digest, instant noodles also put constant pressure on the digestive tract once they’re in your intestines. If your digestive tract is overworked, all the toxins that should be eliminated from your body will be trapped inside and cause conditions such as diarrhea and asthma while also attacking your reproductive system and causing cancer.

They contain monosodium glutamate

Many instant noodles brands contain monosodium glutamate which is added to enhance flavor. According to statistics, people who regularly consume MSG are constantly suffering from headaches, numbness in the back, chest pain and excessive sweating.

Made from refined flour

Do you know that instant noodles are made from refined flour? This leaves them stripped of nutrients and full of carbs in the form of starch. Eating refined white flour increases your blood sugar levels and considerably increases the risk of diabetes. All the sugar you consume from them will turn to fat in the body and increase the risk of obesity and heart diseases.

Full of harmful toxins

Instants noodles are fired before packaging, and the oil used is not changed after every use. Due to this, oxidizing agents which attract toxins accumulate in the noodles and are combined together with the degraded oil and fat. This causes food poisoning and increases the risk of food contamination.