Instant noodles is in fact junk food that we should all clear out of our pantry but alas– it’s not that easy …it’s convenient, cooks fast and are ‘yummy’ according to kids
Before you reach for the next pack of instant noodles know that….
- A serving which is one pack has a high calorie content and a large chunk of it is from fats ( you just check the food label on the pack)………….Just imagine how long it will take you to exercise and burn off those calories.
- Instant noodles have a high sodium content. Research has linked high sodium consumption to hypertension, kidney damage, heart diseases and stroke.
- It has monosodium glutamate which is a flavour enhancer that is widely used in Chinese food; and there has been controversial reports that it is an addictive chemical that causes people to binge eat. Which is why for example you can’t seem to want to stop eating potato chips though you are not hungry…..it stimulates appetite…..WHICH IS WHY I AVOID IT LIKE A PLAGUE SINCE I STARTED THIS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE.
Some people are sensitive to MSG ( e.g people living with severe or poorly controlled asthma ); the reactions range from mild to life threatening.
If we are going to import food and recipes,shouldn’t we do the healthy ones?
I got ‘hooked’ on it too when I was pregnant and am still struggling with occasional cravings……
Instant noodles eating blog visitors, how do you make your noodles? I mean what and what do you put in it?
For the purpose of weight loss and healthy eating let us TRY to eliminate or reduce to the barest minimum our consumption of this junk food.