posted on May, 11 2012 @ 11:32 PM
Having lived on a tight budget for a long time, I have lived on lunch of ramen for a good while. I try to only eat it a few times a week, sometimes
avoiding it at all if I can, but not at all for the reasons anyone listed. I seem to have a difference of opinion as to the contents.
When it comes to the contents of the ramen I eat, which is indeed cheap (don't know if deep fried or not), the only thing which seems unhealthy to me
is the sodium content of the flavor packets, which is absolutely ridiculous. I have taken it upon myself to buy my own bullion at times, sodium free,
and that provides a healthier alternative. The noodles themselves have little to no salt content.
I don't know what all the hubub is about flavoring and dolling everything up, chicken and beef bullion flavor is all I need for a tasty meal, and it
never gets old. Sometimes I like a lot of water to make a nice tasty broth to drink after, sometimes I drain it to make nice flavorful noodles. Either
way, pepper is key.
Compared to everything else in the diet these days - ramen is on the top of the food line for me. Why? Because it is lacking in one of my most hated
ingredients out there - high fructose corn syrup. Make that any corn syrup at all. I try to avoid the stuff at all costs and ramen is a tasty meal
that can allow me to do that and, so long as you watch the sodium, I have seen, nor heard from my doctors, no adverse effects from my ritualistic
eating of them and trust me - there have been weeks where 3 meals a day, 7 days a week have been ramen. Sometimes in a pinch, that is the best one can
Personally, it will always be a big storable for me. Unlimited ramen with a nice multivitamin and you are good to go for a long, long time.