reply to post by MI5edtoDeath
Do you know that these noodles have much carbohydrates in them which are harder for the body to digest especially if you eat them dry as a snack, when
wet they get large and may cause stomach pains.
Ramen noodles unfortunately are not very good for you. Each package contains about 1560 mg of sodium. To remove the water and form them into blocks,
they are deep fried in palm oil which is about the most saturated fat there is.
So what makes instant ramen bad? It’s the manufacturing process.
To make things worse, the instant soup mix has more fat in it, not to mention a lot of sodium , monosodium glutamate (MSG), preservatives and other
mystery ingredients. You may not be one of the people who is sensitive to the effects of MSG, but the high sodium content is definitely something be
Take a look at the nutritional information for Maruchan instant beef noodles for example, noting that they suggest a serving size of half a pack. When
is the last time you ate just 1/2 a pack of instant ramen? A full pack, which is what most people have, is 380 calories, 126 of which are from fat,
and most of the rest from white flour.
Cup noodles (also called cup ramen, pot noodles, etc.) are just as bad. The rather healthy sounding Nissin Chicken Flavor with Vegetable Medley have
290 calories per 1 cup serving, which come almost exclusively from fat, white flour, and sugar. And really, how satisfying is a cup noodle?
(Note: the previous label at Calorie Count had different numbers; this paragraph has been edited to reflect the new label. Also see this label
reproduced on The Daily Plate, 1 cup is 1 serving, which contains 300 calories. Still, it contains 13 grams of fat (9 g saturated fat), 1060mg of
sodium and the carbohydrates come from refined white flour. Do you still want to consider this a healthy snack?)
But you know, I also love potato chips, and Doritos, and even Pringles too. Do I eat them everyday as a meal? Not on your life. Do you eat a bag of
potato chips or Doritos as a meal? Do you let your kids eat things like that instead of lunch?
In short, cheap instant ramen is junk food, on the same plane as potato chips. You might as well eat Twinkies or Cheese Doodles instead. Really.
I do eat noodles sometimes but not often, if i do i try to add vegetables to it. so i am not saying don't eat them I just say they are not healthy as
some think. These noodles are very common in the jails and prison and most prefer them because its cheap,quick and not difficult to make, just add the
mix with hot water and 2 minutes its done. Hmmm i think i eat some now....I admit they are tasty...