People who love eating noodles are the ones that will hardly accept the fact that these noodles are very bad for the health. In fact, noodles are linked to the risk of getting metabolic changes that are linked to strokes and heart diseases.
Cheap processes foods, such as noodles, often contain TBHQ (Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone). This is by-product both used in petroleum and food industries.
This chemical is neither beneficial nor digestible to your body in any way. Journal of Nutrition made a research and came to conclusion that after consuming the Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone chemical for a longer period of time, like woman in South Korea, metabolic syndrome may occur and nothing, even changing the diet, exercising and eating healthy, will not bring any changes.
Persons with metabolic syndrome generally have increased risk of getting diabetes, stroke and heart diseases, high levels of sugar in their blood and high blood pressure.
Hyun Shin (a doctoral candidate in Boston’s Harvard School of Public Health) said that even though noodles are very delicious their glycemic loads, unhealthy saturated fats and high sodium amounts are very bad for our overall health. He made this health based research including 11,000 South Korean people aged between 19 and 64. He asked them to list the things they have been eating recently and how many times a week they have been consuming noodles.
South Korea is the number one country in which noodles are mostly consumed per-capita. United States are at number 6 on this list, according to World Instant Noodles Association. USA is just behind Japan, Vietnam, India and China on this list.
Here are some other TBHQ food products:
- McDonalds chicken nuggets and french fries
- CHEEZ-IT Crackers made by Kellogg’s
- Wheat Thins
- Microwave popcorn
- Red Barron frozen pizza
- Wrigley’s gum
- Little Debbies nutty bars and some M&M products
- Many Kellogg’s products
- Taco bell beans and some taco shells
- Teddy Grahams
- KFC beans and fried chicken
- Keebler Cookies
- Keebler Club crackers
- Butterfinger chocolate and Reese’s Peanut butter cups
- Nestle Crunch
- Little Debbie
- Some hair dyes lipsticks and eyeshadows
- Homestyle Peanut butter cookies
- Some forms of soymilk
- Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts
- Different breads cereals and crackers could contain TBHQ
- Crisco oil
- Some pet foods
- Many cosmetic products and baby products
The list is this “short” because there are way too many TBHQ products out there. The biggest problem is that our regulatory agencies do not act responsibly when it comes to whether the food is safe for consumption or not. Most of the people, on the other hand, know that processed foods are bad for the overall health because only God knows what chemicals may be in that kind of food.