It may sound hard to believe but that tasty noodle dish is dangerous to your health and may be the cause of metabolic changes in your body which can lead to heart disease and stroke.
Noodles are mainly made up of Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) which is a by-product that is constantly used in the food and petroleum industries.
TBHQ is a chemical that cannot be digested by the human body. It has been proven in a study conducted by the Journal of Nutrition that TBHQ consumed frequently over time can cause metabolic syndrome that is permanent and cannot be reversed by any known treatment.
The problem with noodles is that it has unhealthy saturated fats, high glycemic loads and sodium that is detrimental to your health.
This was stated by Hyun Shin of the Boston Harvard School of Public Health. Shin conducted a study involving 11,000 South Korean between the ages of 19 and 64 years.
In the case study the subjects were told to write a list of the foods they have recently been consuming and to state how often they eat noodles in a week.
It is a fact that South Korea is the noodles capital of the world, even the U.S is ranked at number 6 and this information is from the World Instant Noodles Association.
Other high ranking noodles consuming nations include Japan, Vietnam, India and China.
TBHQ is not just in noodles it can also be found in the following brands;
- French fries and chicken nuggets from McDonalds
- Kellogg’s — CHEEZ-IT Crackers
- Microwave popcorn
- Wrigley’s gum
- Teddy Grahams
- KFC beans and fried chicken
- Nestle Crunch
- Wheat Thins
- Some pet foods
- Keebler Club crackers
- Keebler Cookies
- Crisco oil
- Many Kellogg’s products
- Little Debbie
- Peanut butter cookies
- A lot of cereals, bread and crackers also contain TBHQ
- Reese’s Peanut butter cups and Butterfinger chocolate
- Red Barron frozen pizza
- Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts
- Some M&M products and Little Debbies nutty bars
- Some taco shells and taco bell beans
- Some eye shadows and hair dyes lipsticks
- Some type of soymilk
- Baby products and some cosmetic products
There are so many TBHQ products that it would be impossible to list all of them here.
Irresponsible regulatory agencies and their nonchalance when it comes to processed foods safety.
The onus lies with the consumer to know which foods are great for their health and which ones are detrimental.