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Friday, June 14, 2013

Health Dangers Lurk Behind the joy of Instant Noodles


Instant noodles have become a common food in Indonesia, especially for children boarding. How to cook easy and delicious flavor make this fast food favored by many people. But not frequency, because there are health hazards that lurk behind the joy of a bowl of instant noodles.

Instant noodles can indeed reduce hunger, but fast food is not able to replace the nutrients your body needs. Coupled with artificial flavoring and preservative chemicals, which endanger the health of the body.

Here are some of the dangers that threaten health if you eat too much instant noodles, as reported Boldsky, Saturday (06/08/2013):

1. Disruption of nutrient absorption
Instant noodles can inhibit the ability of children under 5 years to absorb nutrients. After often eat instant noodles, many toddlers have difficulty absorbing nutrients from food right.

2. Cancer
In addition to the plastic wrap, there are also instant noodle packs containing packed with styrofoam and can be directly brewed. Though styrofoam known as cancer-causing agents.

3. Miscarriage
Number of pregnant women who eat noodles during pregnancy miscarried. This is because the content of flavoring and preservative in instant noodles can affect fetal development.


4. Metabolic disorders
Long-term consumption of instant noodles can affect the body's metabolism. This is due to the accumulation of toxic chemicals such as food dyes, preservatives and additives in noodles.

5. Organ damage
Instant noodles contain propylene glycol, anti-freeze ingredient that prevents the noodles from drying by retaining moisture. The body easily absorb and accumulate in the heart, liver and kidneys. This causes damage and organ abnormalities, and also weaken the immune system.

6. Indigestion
Instant noodles can disrupt the digestive system. Continued consumption of instant noodles cause bloating, constipation or irregular bowel movements.

7. Obesity
Instant noodles are one of the main causes of obesity. Avoid instant noodles because they contain large amounts of fat and sodium which causes water retention in the body.

8. MSG
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used to enhance the flavor mi. Approximately 1-2 percent of the population is allergic to MSG. When people are allergic to MSG eat them, then it can cause a burning sensation, sensation in the chest, facial flushing, or pain and headaches.

9. High sodium
Instant noodles also contain a high amount of sodium. Excess sodium intake can lead to hypertension, heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. So, avoid excessive consumption of instant noodles.

10. Junk food
Instant noodles can only be considered as junk food and never replaced nutritious food. This is because they contain large amounts of carbohydrates but no vitamins, minerals or fiber. Instant noodles also contain a lot of saturated fat and trans fat. This calorie-dense and have negative effects on health.

Sources: health.detik.com

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