Beware for those of you who love instant noodles, this is the danger

Beware for those of you who love instant noodles, this is the danger

PALEMBANG, – Who doesn’t know instant noodles? Fast food, economical and a prima donna for boarding children.

Everyone makes this food a favorite food. In addition to being cheap and easy to prepare, to find this food is very easy.

Instant noodles are generally made from flour, starch, water, salt, and minerals in the form of sodium carbonate. Palm oil is also a common ingredient in instant noodles because this type of noodle was originally produced by frying.

According to Dietitian from Parkway East Hospital Singapore, Jennifer Shim, when discussing the detailed content of instant noodles, the nutritional content varies, depending on the brand of production.

However, there is an overview of the nutritional content of instant noodles per one serving (43 grams), as follows:

– Calories: 385 kcal

– Carbohydrates: 55.7 g

– Total fat: 14.5 g

– Saturated fat: 6.5 g

– Protein: 7,9 g

– Fiber: 2 g

– Natrium: 986 mg

– Thiamin: 0.6 mg

– Salt: 4.6 mg

– Riboflavin: 0,4 mg

“Most instant noodles are low in calories, fiber, and protein. Instant noodles are also very famous for being high in fat, carbohydrates, and sodium. Although you can get micronutrients, instant noodles are very low in vitamins A, C, and B12,” said Jennifer, quoted from Health Plus Parkway East page.

Reflecting on the content in instant noodles, is it not recommended to consume it every day?

“Although the price is affordable and the taste is mostly tongue-in-cheek, it is not recommended to consume instant noodles every day because it has a number of very serious consequences for your health,” explained Jennifer.

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This is related to the high levels of sodium in instant noodles. According to Jennifer, in one serving of instant noodles, the sodium content is between 397 and 3678 mg per 100 mg of instant noodles.

“It is true that the human body still needs sodium for health balance, but if the levels are too high, this is actually dangerous for health. One of the health problems that can occur is stomach cancer, heart problems, and strokes,” he explained.

Then, as explained earlier that instant noodles are very low in fiber and protein content and therefore, this one food needs to be handled wisely in its use.

“Therefore, do not make instant noodles as a staple food or can be said to be consumed every day. This has been shown to increase the risk of metabolic syndrome,” said Rachel Links, a nutritionist based in New York, United States, quoted from the Healthline page.

Therefore, Links once again suggested that as much as possible reduce the frequency of eating instant noodles and start switching to a healthier menu. “Or, you can also eat healthier noodles and add vegetables and protein sources to the instant noodle bowl,” he suggests.

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Editor : Sidratul Muntaha