2 Minute Instant Noodles: Learn About Their Shocking Health Hazards

What do you do when your children are hungry? It is seen that most parents feed their children with instant noodles.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Feb 05, 2020Updated at: Feb 05, 2020
2 Minute Instant Noodles: Learn About Their Shocking Health Hazards

Are you fond of eating 2 minute instant noodles? If yes, then this article is for you. Instant noodles are the most consumed fast food worldwide. These noodles are very cheap and are very easy to make, hence, people eat these noodles very much. Eating noodles can calm the appetite because they contain a lot of carbohydrates. But do you know how dangerous eating these instant noodles can be for your body for a long time? Let us tell you.

Noodles: Not even digested after 2 hours


You will be surprised to know that instant noodles made in 2 minutes are not digested even after 2 hours of eating. This is the reason that your appetite is calmed after eating them. But these undigested noodles are very dangerous for your digestive system, as it has to work extra hard to digest them The reason for this is that they do not contain fibre at all, so these noodles break down very quickly, due to which the production of insulin in the body increases and the blood sugar level increases. Children who eat these noodles since childhood is at risk of liver diseases, diabetes and stomach diseases.

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Noodles in the food pipe

Usually, when you eat something, the food goes into your digestive tube and by breaking it, the body separates nutrients from them. But after eating instant noodles, these noodles get deposited in your Digestive Tract and are not easily digested. Due to no digestion, they remain in the digestive tube for a long time, which is very harmful to your body. These noodles also contain no nutrients, which can be broken down and separated. These noodles use a toxic preservative to enhance flavour, called tert-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ). This preservative has a very bad effect on your body.

TBHQ can cause early death

TBHQ (Tertiary-Butyl Hydroquinone) present in these noodles is an antioxidant that prevents fat and oil from oxidation. They are added to the noodles so that they do not spoil for a long time. You will also be surprised to know that this chemical is a byproduct of the petroleum industry. It is the chemical extracted after processing petrol because there is no use of it.


Why is this preservative dangerous?

  • Excessive intake for a long time can also result in complete liver damage.
  • Reproductive changes may occur in the individual.
  • It affects biochemical reactions in the body, due to which the risk of cancer, autoimmune diseases increases.

Instant noodles are more dangerous for women

If you are a girl/woman, consuming instant noodles can bring different dangers for you. According to a report in the Journal of Nutrition, women who eat instant noodles more than 2 times a week, the risk of metabolic syndrome increases by 68%. Metabolic syndrome is a problem, due to which the risk of diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes increases significantly.

Monosodium glutamate is also dangerous

They are often in dispute due to the monosodium glutamate (MSG) used in spices of instant noodles. This MSG is so dangerous that it can stop brain function and you may die. Also, it can make children retarded, increase the risk of brain diseases like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.

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