Instant noodles or more commonly known as ramen is a popular food not only in the United States but also in many countries around the world.
The United States Food Food Standards Agency (FSA) calls on consumers to avoid eating instant noodles as it is harmful to health. Studies have shown that high sodium consumption is linked to a variety of diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, cancer and kidney damage.
A food dye and wax is just one of many ingredients/chemicals linked to cancer has been found in instant noodles. Instant noodle is a highly processed food that lacks nutritive value. Every single serving of instant noodle is high in carbohydrates, sodium and other food additives, but low on essential elements such as fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Instant noodles have, acid regulators, flavour enhancers, thickeners, humectants, colours, stabilizers, anti-oxidants, emulsifiers, flour treatment agents, preservatives and anti-caking agents which are sodium additives. High-sodium foods cause hypertension, heart disease, stroke, cancer, kidney damage and other health problems.
Another health concern is the reported leaching of dioxin and other hormone-like substances from the plastic container of the cup noodle. As hot water is added harmful substances could seep into the soup.
Instant noodles are coated with wax to prevent the noodles from sticking together. This can be seen when hot water is added to the noodles. After some time the cancer causing wax can be seen floating in the water.
This wax is “Propylene glycol” is readily absorbed and it accumulates in the heart, liver and kidneys causing abnormalities and damage. The chemical can causes cancer and is also capable of weakening the immune system.
In united Kingdom Smith William, a 7 year old boy recently died from a buildup of wax in his stomach. Medical reports hows clearly the cause of death was wax used in noodles. But the story was not bought to light by the main stream media.
However there will always be those (Noodle companies and Marketers) who will deny the dangers of consuming noodles everyday. After all, it’s a staple food for college kids so how bad could it be? It can’t kill you right? But it actually CAN…!