In a Rush? Don’t Reach for the Ramen Noodles


So many people today are living in a constant stage of feeling rushed. And unfortunately there are many people today who are so busy that they don’t have time to take care of themselves. Many of us use being rushed or busy as an excuse for why we don’t eat well. Yes, when you are busy it typically takes less time to grab something processed, packaged or unhealthy instead of making yourself a salad, but when you do this you are actually doing more harm than good.

For many people, especially people on a budget, this fast and unhealthy meal comes in the form of Ramen Noodles. They are quick, they are cheap and they can leave you full in a matter of minutes. However, this doesn’t mean that these noodles are good for you. Next time you feel like you are super-rushed, try to avoid the Ramen Noodles and grab something healthy instead. You may feel like you are wasting a lot of time, but if you look at the negative effects that your Ramen Noodle diet can have on you, you may be more willing to skip the noodles and opt for something better.

TGHQ Can Cause Weakening of the Organs

It should come as no surprise that Ramen Noodles and their little packaged powder flavoring are full of chemicals and additives. One of the chemicals in these noodles is known as TGHQ. This chemical has been all over the news lately, because recent studies have found that over time, this chemical can actually cause a weakening of the organs. It is that potent. While you do have to consume a lot of this chemical for it to have a serious effect, if you are routinely eating Ramen, you may fall victim to organ weakening properties of this chemical.

Benzopyrene is a Known Carcinogen

There are so many people that only think that carcinogens are in things like cancer. However, Ramen Noodles are actually filled with a carcinogen known as Benzopyrene. Yes, this means that they have a chemical in them that can cause cancer. When items like Ramen Noodles are processed and designed to be able to withstand being on a shelf for months or even years, many times, the companies making these items will put preservatives and chemicals in the food to make them last. In the case of Benzopyrene, these chemicals not only make the food last but they also can cause cancer.

BPA Messes with Your Hormones

Many people started worrying about BPA when it was found that this chemical is in many plastic water bottles. While many water companies are working to make bottles without BPA, this chemical is still present in Ramen Noodles. There are a variety of side effects that can come with consuming BPA, but perhaps one of the most serious is the fact that this chemical can mess with your hormones. BPA can throw off both women’s and men’s hormone levels and cause mood swings, chemical imbalances, unexplained hair growth, issues with testosterone levels and even missed menstrual cycles in women.

With so many additives in Ramen Noodles, it is best for all people, even those in a rush to skip this quick and cheap noodles and opt for something healthier. While it may seem like a pain to spare a few extra minutes and a few extra dollars, when it comes to protective yourself from these serious health side effects, it should be a little extra time well-spent.

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