Instant Noodles ramen Tied to Heart Risk

Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR AUGUST 20, 2014 11:56 AM

Instant noodles are cheap, convenient, and tasty to many. Now for the bad news.

Researchers in South Korea, where instant noodle consumption is the highest in the world, studied 10,711 adults, a representative sample of the Korean population enrolled in a large survey of health and nutrition. They found two major dietary patterns — the “traditional diet,” of fish, rice and vegetables, and the “meat and fast-food” regimen, rich in meat and processed food, including instant noodles.

Neither diet as a whole was associated with metabolic syndrome — the constellation of symptoms that includes abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels, which may increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

But the study, in the August issue of The Journal of Nutrition, found that independent of other factors, women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome.

The effect was not apparent in men. According to the senior author, Dr. Frank B. Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard, this may be because women report their diet more accurately or because postmenopausal women are more sensitive to the dietary effect of carbohydrates, sodium and saturated fat.

In any case, Dr. Hu said, instant noodles are not part of a healthy diet. “Once or twice a month is not a problem,” he said. “But a few times a week really is.”

RIP every broke ass college student in America.

Of course, its junk food. Theyre full of inflammatory oils and sodium.

The amount of sodium in those are crazy. I heard that back when I was in high school. When I do eat them I use just half the packet of seasoning. Phone Post 3.0


"Eating instant noodles is like smoking cigarettes," said Han Seung-youn, a 36-year-old photographer and daily instant noodle eater in South Korea. "Everyone knows that cigarettes are bad for you, but some smokers live to be 100 while others die at 30. ... I think it's worse to have hamburgers and pizza as your daily meals like in the United States."


Hey, Han Seung-youn, you shut your whore mouth.

How else am I supposed to get my recommended daily allowance of brown salty water?

Just out of curiosity, how do these differ from non-instant noodles. Say ramen at a ramen shop versus instant ramen.

The biggest hangover I've ever had in my life was when I ate ramen noodles as a midnight snack.

What about the water used. Any info? Phone Post 3.0

antifret - Just out of curiosity, how do these differ from non-instant noodles. Say ramen at a ramen shop versus instant ramen.

that would depend on the chef recipe no?

Fuck... Phone Post 3.0

do they make "low salt" or "low fat" versions of instant noodles. ? Phone Post 3.0

I just use like 1/3 of the seasoning packet

I used to eat 2 at a time.

The way I do them is to cook the noodles without seasoning. Then I drain them and just dust them with the seasoning. 

I usually make more than one pack, but I don't ever use more than one seasoning packet.

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Al Cappucino - Hey, Han Seung-youn, you shut your whore mouth.

Fucking Han Seung-Youn, what an asshole