Instant noodles are generally considered a staple for students, people who work or those who have a fairly fast pace of life. You have already learned about the nature of this food and its effects? They are certainly not healthy, but do you really know how harmful they are to your health?
A 2014 study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that 68% of women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were at risk for the metabolic syndrome: high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, obesity as well than other factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Asia, the capital of noodles!
Asians are well known for their high consumption of noodles; for its alone, China swallowed 42.5 billion packets in 2010.
Other Asian countries also consume a lot, such as South Korea, which has seen the increase of several health problems in recent years. The population has become larger and has experienced high rates of heart disease. These facts led the researchers to decide that South Korea was the relevant choice to examine more closely the effects of high consumption of instant noodles on the human body. The results were not good at all.
Women who ate instant noodles were clearly more likely to suffer from the metabolic syndrome. According to The National Institutes of Health: “Metabolic syndrome is the name of a group of risk factors that increases your risk of heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. The term “metabolic” refers to the biochemical processes involved in the normal functioning of the body. Risk factors are traits, conditions, or habits that increase your chances of developing a disease.
Surprisingly, even people who had an unhealthy diet and did not eat instant noodles were less likely to have a metabolic syndrome! Scary, no?
Dr. Shin also points out that women suffer more harm than men. He explains this fact by the difference in metabolism and hormone levels between the two sexes.
That’s why you should not eat instant noodles anymore!
When you eat instant noodles, the gastrointestinal system takes a lot longer to trigger. Noodles remain in the stomach longer. As a result, noodles that have been transformed into excrement and have remained in the colon for a long time could indirectly be the reason for rectal cancer.
On the other hand, as bizarre as it may seem, instant noodles could help speed up the aging process. Rich in fats and preservatives, noodles accelerate oxidation and negatively impact your endocrine system.
It’s no secret, instant noodles are loaded with sodium. In fact, eating a package will give you more than half the amount of salt you should eat in a day. It should be noted that too much salt causes kidney problems and high blood pressure, as well as other health problems.
Instant noodles are also, note ladies, harmful to pregnant women, especially in the early stages of pregnancy where the fetus is forming. According to research studies, consuming regular instant noodles can affect infant development and can even lead to miscarriage.
There are many foods that are better for you. Take care of your body, it will thank you in the long run!